A-List Celebrity Adds Star Power to Anti-Corruption Movement
There is an A-list celebrity that has joined a growing movement to end political corruption in the United States: Jennifer Lawrence.
Represent.us, the nation's largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign, announced recently that they are teaming up with the Hollywood star to raise money for the organization and its efforts. It was announced in an article in Vogue Magazine that Lawrence was joining the board of Represent.us as well.
“If you’re a Republican, if you’re liberal, it doesn’t matter,” she said. Lawrence says the goal is “getting money and corruption out of politics,” and “freeing our democracy.”
“We are thrilled to work with Jennifer Lawrence on fighting corruption around the country and passing laws that put the American people first,” said Josh Silver, director of Represent.us.
The campaign is offering a chance for donors to win a trip to go wine tasting with Lawrence at "a top California vineyard."
Represent.us is currently involved in a number of anti-corruption efforts, including a new state constitutional amendment in South Dakota to restore a voter-approved initiative that was scrapped by state lawmakers in February.
The organization is also raising awareness and support for the American Anti-Corruption Act, which aims to "stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix the electoral system."