The Creative Coalition to Welcome 110th Congress with a January Gala

The Creative Coalition to Welcome 110th Congress with a January Gala
Prominent Democrat and Republican partner to chair event to spearhead bi-partisanship on Capitol Hill

Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2006) – The 110th Congress will be welcomed to Washington on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 with an event benefiting The Creative Coalition, the 501(c)3, nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the entertainment industry. The evening’s hosts will be Morris L. Reid, managing director of Westin Rinehart, and Ed Rogers, chairman of Barbour Griffith & Rogers, LLC.

“In the spirit of bi-partisanship, Ed and I are teaming up with The Creative Coalition to welcome the 110th Congress,” says Reid. “We’re hoping the evening will launch a strong working relationship between Republicans and Democrats so that the business of this country can move forward.”

“As The Creative Coalition focuses on important issues facing this country rather than political differences, we feel it’s the ideal benefiting organization for an event aimed at fostering cooperation on both sides of the aisle,” says Rogers.

The Creative Coalition will be bringing a delegation of high-profile members of the entertainment community to host the gala along with a Congressional Host Committee. The evening will begin at 6:30 with a VIP dinner, followed by a reception from 8-10 p.m. All Members of Congress are welcome to attend.

“We are delighted and honored that Ed and Morris are hosting this event for The Creative Coalition,” says Robin Bronk, executive director of The Creative Coalition. “As the premier nonpartisan organization of the entertainment industry, we look forward to deepening our dialogue with Congress on issues where we can use our unique platform to promote actions that support the common good.”

The Creative Coalition was founded in 1989 by prominent figures in the creative community including Alec Baldwin, Ron Silver, the late Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon and Blair Brown to educate and mobilize leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education.

Ed Rogers served in George H.W. Bush Administration as Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Assistant to the White House Chief of Staff. Morris L. Reid served in the Clinton Administration as a senior advisor to the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.

About The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition is the leading 501(c)(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.

For more information on The Creative Coalition, visit, or contact Barbara Horvath at 212.614.2527 or

For more information on the Welcome to Congress reception, contact Kathy King at 202.466.1396 or

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November 16, 2006

Kathy King, 202.466.1396,