Hollywood Comes to Washington to Advocate for the Arts

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CONTACT:
Only credentialed press may cover this event.  For credentialing information, photo opportunities and press RSVP’s only please email Tara C. Silver at tara@westinrinehart.com, 202.466.1396

Hollywood Comes to Washington to Advocate for the Arts

The Creative Coalition Leads Delegation to Capitol Hill to Encourage Arts and Arts Education Funding

Washington, D.C. (April 23, 2008) – On Thursday, April 24th, The Creative Coalition, led by Tim Daly, Lauren Holly, Tyne Daly, Laura Innes, Tim Blake Nelson, Connie Britton, Tom Fontana, Wendie Malick, and Richard Schiff will encourage members of Congress and the White House to support federal funding for the art and arts education.

“President Bush, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and other policy leaders all realize the exponential value of keeping arts in education. This Congress needs to ‘pay it forward’ by investing necessary funding to keep arts alive in our public schools and throughout communities. It is not just an investment in this generation, it is an intrinsic asset in the future of the United States — the positive impact of the arts in a citizen’s life is vital to a thriving democracy,” said Robin Bronk, Executive Director of The Creative Coalition.

Throughout the day, meetings will be held on Capitol Hill and with White House officials.

The Creative Coalition is dedicated to fighting for the arts and is confident that a swift response to this call to action will be seen.

DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

WHO:

Tim Daly (Private Practice, Sopranos, Grey’s Anatomy)

Lauren Holly (CSI, Chicago Hope, Dumb and Dumber)

Tyne Daly (Judging Amy)

Laura Innes (ER)

Tim Blake Nelson (Syriana, O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, The Brothers McMullen)

Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide: Life on the Street, St. Elsewhere)

Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me)

Richard Schiff (The West Wing, I am Sam, The Lost Worlds: Jurassic Park)

WHAT: Arts Advocacy Day

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, April 24, 2007, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Capitol Hill and the White House (Photo Ops and interview ops available for credentialed press)

Invitation only reception:

hPress/Photo Op called for 6:45
hDoors open at 7 pm
Cocktail Reception
Ceviche Wine Bar
2404 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC

About The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org)
The Creative Coalition is the leading 501c(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance, primarily the First Amendment, public education and arts advocacy. Headquartered in New York City, The Creative Coalition also has offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Creative Coalition does not endorse or raise funds for political parties or candidates.

Only credentialed press may cover this event.  For credentialing information photo opportunities and press RSVP’s only please email Tara C. Silver at tara@westinrinehart.com, 202.466.1396

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