In a statement on its website, the group says it
believes Trump is “a grave threat to democracy, freedom, human
rights, equality, and the welfare of our country and all our people.”
Other notable signatories on the campaign include
Noam Chomsky, Connie Britton, Rosanna Arquette, Reza Aslan, Ani
DiFranco, Danny Glover, and playwright Eve Ensler.
Hollywood celebrities and political heavyweights are flocking
to Florida to give both presidential candidates a boost as the
state enters the final week of early voting and the homestretch
of a seemingly endless presidential campaign.
In Sen. Barack Obama's corner: Hollywood actor Matt Damon and
Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza on NBC's Seinfeld.
Damon encouraged people to vote early. On Sunday night, he
headlined a VoteFest08 rally in Miami Beach with actresses Kerry
Washington and Alicia Silverstone.
Star wars: Celebs turn out to stump for candidates
Celebrities and politicians are fanning out across Florida to
rally support for the presidential candidates and encourage
voters to get to the polls.
BY JENNIFER LEBOVICH AND BREANNE GILPATRICK jlebovich@MiamiHerald.com
Us Magazine Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, and Josh Brolin are
among the A-listers attending the Democratic National Convention
in Denver over the last week in August, Variety reports.
The celebs will join Daryl Hannah, Rosario Dawson, Kerry
Washington and Will.i.am across from Pepsi Center at the
Starz Green Room, which will screen political films and hold
Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, and Josh Brolin
to Attend Democratic National
By Us Magazine August 15, 2008, 8:24 am PDT
Proof of Barack Obama’s star
power: Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington and Ryan Phillippe are
appearing in a video made by the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am.
"I've been really active on
the campaign trail," Washington told Usmagazine.com. "I missed
the first [video] and I heard that they doing another one. I
think it's so great that Will.i.am is lending his musical genius
to this movement. Jessica Alba and I were there around the same
time, which was great."
"I would like to see a cleaner
Earth for my child that I’m bringing into the world very soon,"
Alba says in the video.
VIDEO: See Jessica Alba,
Ryan Phillippe in Barack Obama Video Thursday February 28, 2008
Voters in many of the Super Tuesday states, particularly
on college campuses, shouldn't be surprised to see celebrities
such as Robert DeNiro, who appeared today with Obama at a New
Jersey rally, Kerry Washington, Usher, Chris Rock, Brendan
Routh, Kate Walsh, Kal Penn and Tate Donovan speaking on Obama's
behalf. Voters in California are getting phone calls from Ed
Norton and Alfre Woodard; caucus-goers in Colorado might hear
from Forest Whitaker. Enrique Marciano, who stars in CBS's Without
a Trace, is campaigning for Obama with Arizona Governor Janet
Napolitano. Minnesotans might be shocked to see Scarlett Johansson
knocking at their door.
Obama's Celebrity Army Monday,
Feb. 04, 2008 By JAY NEWTON-SMALL/LOS ANGELES
Obama got to see an actual rock star reception
Tuesday night. Actually, it was for the celebrity trio of R&B
star Usher, actress Kerry Washington and comedian Chris
Tucker, who surprised an audience at South Carolina State University
by introducing the presidential candidate.
Crowd members screamed and strained metal Secret
Service barricades in hope of touching the trio as they entered
the sports center ahead of Obama.
"I feel like Barack Obama," said Tucker, star
of the blockbuster trilogy "Rush Hour," turning the cliche on
The hollering continued as Usher, a five-time
Grammy winner, and Washington, whose roles include Ray Charles'
wife in the biopic "Ray," reminded the mostly black audience
that civil rights pioneers fought for their right to vote.
"Listen up, guys, listen up," Usher said, trying
to silence them for a serious message. He said it would be negligent
and irresponsible for them not to participate in Saturday's
South Carolina primary. "If you don't use your voice, you didn't
make a difference," he said.
Celebrity trio apears at Obama
rallyWednesday, January 23, 2008 | 11:40 AM
Singer Usher Raymond, left, actress Kerry Washington, second
from left, State Rep., Bakari Seller, second from right, and
comedian Chris Tucker, right, introduce Democratic presidential
hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., center, during a rally on
the campus of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg,
S.C., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.
Emotional stars like Oprah Winfrey and Kanye West
had nothing but praise for Barack Obama's acceptance speech
in Denver Thursday night.
Other celebs in attendance included Fergie, Rosario
Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama, Star Jones, Susan Sarandon, Anne
Hathaway and Kerry Washington.
VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey: Obama's
Speech Made Me Cry "My Eyelashes Off"
Friday August 29, 2008