RightToBearArts Delegation: Spotlights Family Caregiving

Heading to Capitol Hill: The Creative Coalition Joins AARP to Urge Support for Family Caregivers

Washington, DC (Wednesday, June 26, 2024): Today, a Creative Coalition delegation, in partnership with AARP, is set to visit Capitol Hill to urge elected representatives to support the nation’s 48 million family caregivers. AARP and The Creative Coalition will urge Congress to prioritize what matters most to older Americans, including greater support for family caregivers, ongoing need to lower prescription drug costs, improving retirement security, advocating for nursing homes to live up to their name, and protecting Social Security. In addition, the delegation will highlight the critical role caregivers play in our healthcare system, providing essential, unpaid care valued at over $600 billion each year. The Creative Coalition, harnessing the unique spotlight of the arts, is joining with AARP to garner federal support for these vital members of society.

The delegation will be spearheaded by Emmy-nominated actor Yvette Nicole Brown (“Black Lady Sketch Show”), Chair of The Creative Coalition’s Entertainment Industry Commission on Family Caregiving, and CEO Robin Bronk. The delegation also includes esteemed actors Caroline Aaron (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Rose Abdoo (“Hacks”), Mädchen Amick (“Riverdale”), Diedrich Bader (“Lucky Hank”), David Alan Basche (“The Exes”), Fernando Carsa (“Acapulco”), Marg Helgenberger (“CSI: Vegas”), Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Katherine McNamara (“Shadowhunters”), Cara Jade Myers (Killers of the Flower Moon), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), CCH Pounder (“NCIS: New Orleans”), Yolonda Ross (“The Chi”), and Susan Kelechi Watson (“This Is Us”).


Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Congressional Meetings:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM on Capitol Hill

Media opportunities with select Creative Coalition delegates are available upon request. Contact Emma Sumberg at esumberg@thecreativecoalition.org for interviews.

About The Creative Coalition: Established in 1989 by leading figures in the arts, The Creative Coalition stands as the foremost 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan arts and entertainment organization. Under actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly, the organization educates members on significant public issues and spearheads impactful public service campaigns like #RightToBearArts to affirm the power of the arts. The Creative Coalition’s Entertainment Industry Commission on Family Caregiving gives a voice to the 77% of voters who are, have been, or will be caregivers. Chaired by Yvette Nicole Brown, the Commission amplifies the narratives of caregivers through the power and unique platforms of the arts, fostering an environment where their stories can be shared and spotlighted. Discover more at www.TheCreativeCoalition.org

Stay connected with The Creative Coalition for updates on future events via Instagram (@thecreativecoalition) and Facebook (The Creative Coalition).

About AARP: AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org/about-aarp/, www.aarp.org/español or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspañol and @AARPadvocates on social media.