||A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject. (June 2012)|
|Founded||1989 by Ron Silver|
|Key people||Tim Daly (President, 2008-present), Robin Bronk (CEO, 2010-present)|
|Method(s)||Media attention, direct-appeal campaigns, research, lobbying|
The Creative Coalition is a nonprofit, (501(c)(3)) nonpartisan, advocacy group formed of members of the American entertainment industry. The organization was founded in 1989 by Ron Silver. Tim Daly serves as the organization's president. Notable members have included Christopher Reeve, Ron Reagan, Blair Brown, Michael J. Fuchs, Alec Baldwin, Joe Pantoliano, and current president, Tim Daly. The coalition addresses both industry related issues, as well as general social issues. The group educates leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education.
The group has sponsored benefit galas at both Democratic and Republican conventions, raising nearly $1.8 million during the 2004 presidential campaign. However, it does not contribute to political campaigns directly. It employs lobbying firm Quinn Gillespie & Associates to advance its interest in Washington.
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- Johnson, Ted (August 23, 2009). "Delany to top Creative Coalition -- Actress to serve as co-president of arts org". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved 2012-06-21.