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Amy Poehler Fundraising For Sen. Al Franken

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Actress Amy Poehler is hosting a fundraiser for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) in Los Angles on April 24, according to a fundraising email sent out by the Franken campaign.

Both Poehler and Franken are former “Saturday Night Live” actors and writers. As the trend goes, the Franken campaign is raffling off tickets to the fundraiser for a few lucky supporters who donate a minimum of $5 to the senator’s reelection bid.

The “Parks and Recreation” actress isn’t the only celebrity Franken has enlisted to help out in his reelection campaign. MinnPost reports the Franken campaign also raffled off tickets to Franken fundraisers featuring Conan O’Brien and Jon Hamm, as well as singer Paul Simon. However, the Simon fundraiser was cancelled due to the government shutdown.

Franken has brought in many donations from entertainment personnel and SNL alum this election cycle, including contributions from Lorne Michaels, Lily Tomlin, Buck Henry, Steve Martin, Will Forte, Tim Meadows, Kevin Nealon, Blythe Danner, Carl Reiner, Kevin Kline, Jane Curtin and Ed Harris, according to FEC reports.

The Minnesota Senate race is likely to be competitive, as it was in 2008 when Franken ousted Sen. Norm Colman by a little over 300 votes. Top Republican candidates include financial executive Mike McFadden and Minnesota state Sen. Julianne Ortman. Franken currently has a campaign war chest of $2.7 million.

 

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Hollywood ‘Demands A Plan’ On Gun Control

Dozens of Hollywood celebrities star in a new video in support for gun control for the campaign “Demand A Plan” that is sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Some of the celebrities include: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce, Paul Rudd, Courtney Cox, Jamie Foxx, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Rock, Selena Gomez, Conan O’Brien, Carmelo Anthony and more.

The video comes one week after the Newtown school shootings that left 27 people dead, including 20 children.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns was cofounded in 2006 by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Their website states that the group is a bipartisan coalition of 800 mayors throughout the country that advocate for the prevention of gun violence.

Celebrities Defend Reproductive Rights

A-List stars are coming to the defense of reproductive rights in a new web ad by the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Among the stars participating: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Lisa Kudrow, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Tea Leoni and more. In the video, the stars encourage viewers to sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights.

Streep stars in a second video discussing the subject matter.

“Every day, the opponents of our fundamental reproductive rights are passing laws designed to take those rights away,” Streep says. “They’re making it nearly impossible for millions of women to get the essential health care they need.”

“Enough is enough,” Streep says. “It’s time to draw the line. It’s time to put the president, the congress, lawmakers across the United States on notice. We’re not going to stand for this anymore. Sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights and pass it on.”