The Creative Coalition at the White House

WHITE HOUSE CALLS UPON MEMBERS OF THE CREATIVE COALITION TO LEAD AS CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE FOR THE ARTS

Minnie Driver, Omar Epps, Patricia Arquette, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Tim Daly
Meet with White House Officials to Promote Arts in Education

Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2011): Members of The Creative Coalition
will meet with the White House’s Office of Public Engagement and will be
highlighted as America’s Champions of Change. The effort is part of President
Barack Obama’s Winning the Future initiative (whitehouse.gov/champions) to
“out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.”

The Creative Coalition members Patricia Arquette, Omar Epps, Minnie Driver,
Rachael Leigh Cook, along with The Creative Coalition’s President Tim Daly and
CEO Robin Bronk will participate in a dialogue with the White House tomorrow,
Tuesday, July 19th.

The Department of Education and White House Policy Officials will host this
dialogue on amplifying best practices learned in the areas of arts and arts
education.

Daly commented, “Hollywood is a creative community filled with
passionate ideas and we are excited to work with President Obama’s
administration in his efforts to gather helpful viewpoints from all Americans.
I hope our delegation of artists can inspire policymakers to make the arts a
topic of priority.”

Bronk said, “Rarely before in the history of our country has change
been more important, so we are proud to be recognized as a ‘Champion of
Change’. By sharing our ideas on the arts and arts education with the Obama
administration, we can ensure the next generation of Americans have the same
opportunities to express their creativity.”

Following the White House event, The Creative Coalition will host a dinner with
leading Washington policymakers and opinion leaders to discuss the state of the
arts and arts education and how it can be preserved in America’s classroom
curriculums during the country’s economic crisis.

About The Creative Coalition

The Creative Coalition (www.TheCreativeCoalition.org) is the
premiere nonprofit, 501(c)3 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,
mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance.

The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and
entertainment communities in award-winning PSA campaigns.  Actor Tim Daly
serves as the organization’s President.

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Media Contacts:

Dennis St. Rose
The Creative Coalition
212-512-8570
DStRose@TheCreativeCoalition.org

Erik Bright
Prodigy PR for The Creative Coalition
310-857-2020 x 127
EB@ProdigyPublicRelations.com

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