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Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Celebvocate: Glenn Close on the Excellence in Mental Health Act

The issue is close to the actress, whose sister suffers from bipolar disorder.

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Posted at 11:30 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Celebvocate: Kelly Rutherford on equal rights in family court

The actress, 45, helped honor the National Organization for Women.

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Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Celebvocate: Ne-Yo on songwriter rights

The R&B singer/songwriter joined veteran songwriter Paul Williams on the Hill at an ASCAP event.

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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Celebvocate: Jennifer Beals for toxic chemical law reform

Beals joined a “stroller brigade” on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Gary Sinise shines his light on U.S. veterans: ‘That’s the way that I can give back and serve’

With ‘CSI: New York’ behind him, the actor devotes full time to military causes.

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Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Celebvocate: George Takei on LGBT rights

The “Star Trek” actor managed to pepper in jokes to very serious topics.

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Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Celebvocate: Neil Young for ethanol, farm bill

The rock star loves the smell of biofuel in the morning.

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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/07/2013

The Property Brothers: Double the fun for D.C. preschoolers

Education Secretary Arne Duncan invited the HGTV stars to - where else? -- the National Building Museum.

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Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 07/16/2013

What does Stevie Wonder's boycott of Florida really mean?

"Until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again."

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Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Celebvocate: Matthew Perry for drug courts

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Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Celebvocate: Ray Allen on juvenile diabetes

The Miami Heat star, accompanied by his six-year-old son, testified at a Senate hearing Wednesday.

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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Mos Def, aka Yasiin Bey, undergoes force-feeding to protest Guantanamo measures

Well, this is more startling than most acts of celebvocacy we see.

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Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Pitbull, rapper and charter-school advocate, gets the party started at education conference

Mr. Worldwide isn't the first name that comes to mind when it comes to education policy.

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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Celebvocate: Krist Novoselic for electoral reform

Co-founder/bassist of Nirvana co-hosted panel on alternatives to gerrymandered voting districts.

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Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Celebvocate: Sarah Wayne Callies on the Syrian refugee crisis

The actress, at the State Department Thursday, spoke of visiting refugee camps in Jordan and Iraq.

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Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Hey, isn't that . . . ?: Martha Plimpton

Seen around town: The sitcom star making the lobbying rounds on Capitol Hill.

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Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Celebvocate: Brendon Ayanbadejo, gay rights ally, to guest-edit Washington Blade

The free agent, most recently with the Ravens, will sign on for a special issue of the paper. "Sports is the best way to reach a lot of people in a demographic that wouldn't otherwise talk about equality."

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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Maggie Gyllenhaal joins board of DC Greens nonprofit

The Oscar nominee has signed on to the advisory panel for a local healthy-food advocacy nonprofit group promoting school gardens and farmers' market vouchers.

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Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Bradley Cooper at White House conference on mental health

The star of “The Hangover Part III” cast some stardust on the White House conference on mental health Monday.

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Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Celebvocates in fedoras weigh in on immigration debate

The challenges of political messaging! How to convey a complex legislative argument in a way that resonates with the average voter? What about photos of celebrities wearing fedoras?

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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Celebvocate: Sean Penn testifies about American detained in Bolivia

The actor lobbied for the release of Jacob Ostreicher, a New York businessman imprisoned but never been formally charged by the Bolivian government.

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Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Celebvocate: Demi Lovato for youth mental health

A continuing series about stars who bring their causes to D.C.: The former Disney Channel starlet wants to be a role model for young people grappling with mental health issues.

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Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Celebvocate: Rainn Wilson on imprisoned Baha'i leaders in Iran

A continuing series on stars with a cause: The actor, best known for his work on "The Office," is a longtime advocate for Iran's persecuted Baha'i population.

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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Marky Mark Wahlberg tells Alexandria high schoolers to stay in school, kids

Mark Wahlberg is looking to shed his title as Hollywood's most successful high school drop-out -- by finishing his diploma.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Celebvocate: Charlize Theron on AIDS in South Africa

The Oscar-winning actress made the mistake of trading her show-biz charisma for policy-wonk-bland.

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Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Celebvocate: Alicia Keys for AIDS awareness

The singer wants an open conversation among women about their health and sexuality.

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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Quoted: Matt Sorum on lobbying Congress for arts funding

The G'n'R drummer wondered what Slash would think about his day of celebrity lobbying with Yo-Yo Ma and the group Americans for the Arts on behalf of NEA and NEH funding.

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Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Celebvocate: Kyle MacLachlan for cancer research

One in an occasional series on the stars with a cause who come to Washington. This week's advocate: An actor who lost both parents to cancer and now is active in raising research funds.

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Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Ashley Judd: A look back at her not-quite Senate campaign

Thank you, Ashley Judd, for the most exciting Senate campaign that never was. We all knew this was never going to happen -- too many residency questions, too many tone-deaf speeches, too many semi-nude scenes. And yet, from the moment some Great Mentioner first floated her name as a possible Kentucky candidate, the incredible click-appeal of this story seemed like it could compensate for its utter improbability.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  09:01 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Celebvocate: Harrison Ford fights FAA cuts to small airfields

One in an occasional series on the stars with a cause who come to Washington. Tuesday's advocate: Harrison Ford -- a pilot in real-life, too --who's concerned about sequester cuts.

By Roxanne Roberts  |  05:38 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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