The Creative Coalition Takes Close Look at K Street

Poliwood “Boot Camp”– Lobbying and Transparency

Washington, DC (May 9, 2011): On Tuesday May 10th, members of The Creative Coalition will participate in a “boot camp” with Capitol Hill’s most significant influence peddlers to learn first-hand about the relationships between electeds and lobbyists.

The Boot Camp, hosted by CQ Press and First Street, will have The Creative Coalition members meeting with leaders from Capitol Hill, journalism, and the lobbying arenas to get a unique, insiders view of American politics.

Later that evening, The Creative Coalition will host a reception with CQ Press and First Street.

WHO: Wilmer Valderrama, Actor (Larry Crowne, “That 70’s Show”); Matthew Modine, Actor (“Weeds,” Short Cuts, Full Metal Jacket); Steven Weber, Actor (“Wings,” “Happy Town,” “Brothers & Sisters”); Laura Innes, Actor and Director (“The Event,” “ER,” “Brothers & Sisters”); Rachael Leigh Cook, Actor (Josie and the Pussycats, Antitrust, She’s All That); Andrea Bowen, Actor (“Desperate Housewives”); Esai Morales, Actor (“NYPD Blue,” “Caprica,” Gun Hill Road); CCH Pounder, Actor (Avatar, “The Shield,” “Warehouse 13”); and Gloria Reuben, Actor (“ER,” “Raising the Bar”)

WHAT: First Street™ Launch Hosted by CQ Press and The Creative Coalition

WHERE: Art & Soul Restaurant
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
5:45 pm – Press Call/Red Carpet/Photo Ops
6:00 pm – Event begins

About The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition ( is the premiere 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, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President.

About First Street™
For more information on First Street™ visit or e-mail Product updates and information will also be posted on the First Street™ Twitter and Facebook pages. First Street™ is powered by CQ Press (, a leading publisher of print and online publications, including the award-winning CQ Researcher ( With a growing focus on digital content and delivery, CQ Press products specialize in U.S. government information, legal affairs and global politics. Based in Washington, D.C., CQ Press is a division of SAGE (, an international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for academic, educational and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers and students spanning a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.



Dennis St. Rose
The Creative Coalition

Heather Holland
FMPR for The Creative Coalition

Laura Stevens
The Rosen Group for CQ Press