The Creative Coalition
"In 1989, Ron Silver brought together a group of writers, actors, producers, directors, agents, designers and lawyers from the entertainment world and founded The Creative Coalition. We were not — and are not — a precisely like-minded political group, but rather people who longed to use our communication skills and political savvy in more effective ways. We debated and argued and it was finally decided that The Creative Coalition would be a place to educate ourselves on all sides of issues so as to become as well informed as possible before talking to the press, to policy makers, or to the public. We wanted to get beyond celebrity-in-politics tokenism and photo-ops to move inside the political process-to actually help shape policy.
"Through a series of membership meetings at which experts from all sides of the issues spoke, we began to discover the areas where we believed we could make a difference, and that indeed still drive us: federal funding for the arts, free speech and education.
"Our numbers grew and soon-to-become linchpin members like Christopher Reeve, Blair Brown, Michael Fuchs and Alec Baldwin joined our ranks. Well-briefed TCC members have regularly been asked to testify before Congressional committees, appear on TV shows like Crossfire, MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour and a host of others, as well as to lead rallies to affect and solidify public opinion on our core issues. We were particularly proud when TCC member Jane Alexander was named to be Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts." 
- Robin Bronk - CEO
Accessed November 2011: 
- Richard Belzer, Lawrence Bender, Matthew C. Blank, Gerry Byrne, Colin Callender, Lisa Caputo, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tim Daly, John Paul DeJoria, Dana Delany, Hector Elizondo, Cassian Elwes, Giancarlo Esposito, Tom Fontana, Michael P. Frankfurt, Adrian Grenier, Doug Herzog, Caroline Hirsch, Margery Kraus, Tonya Lewis Lee, Barry Levinson, Rob Lowe, Eric Mika, Matthew Modine, Peggy Noonan, Tom Ortenberg, Hilary B. Rosen, Jeffrey A. Sachs, Hal Sadoff, Henry Schleiff, Stuart Match Suna, Steve Sunshine, Marlon Wayans, Alfre Woodard
Accessed November 2011: 
- Richard Abramowitz, Jane Alexander, Eric Alterman, Abraham Altman, Patricia Arquette, Armand Assante, Sean Astin, Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin, Kathie Berlin, Jeff Bewkes, Judy Blume, Connie Britton, Blair Brown, Stockard Channing, Kenneth Cole, Stephen Collins, Chris Cuomo, Chuck D, Griffin Dunne, Omar Epps, Antwone Fisher, Michael J. Fox, Michael Fuchs, Harriet Mayor Fulbright, Danny Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Christie Hefner, Bianca Jagger, Aengus James, Michael S. Johnson, Harvey Keitel, Sharon Lawrence, Geraldine Laybourne, Bob Mitchell, Tim Blake Nelson, Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr., Kevin O'Malley, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Plepler, Ron Reagan, Lou Reed, Amy Robinson, Rena Ronson, Aaron Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Richard Schiff, Randy Siegel, Tad Smith, Danel Stern, Ken Sunshine, Marlo Thomas, Stanley Tucci, Tamara Tunie, Montel Williams, Robin Williams, Michael Wudyka