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THE CREATIVE COALITION’s #RightToBearArts Bound for Capitol Hill

Washington, DC (April 18, 2017– The Creative Coalition’s #RightToBearArts Delegation is heading to Capitol Hill on Friday, April 28th to focus national leaders on the efficacy of the arts. Headed by the organization’s President actor Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”) and The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, the delegation also includes Justin Bartha (The Hangover), Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Chad Lowe (“Pretty Little Liars”), Alyssa Milano (“Mistresses”), Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story”), Nick Sandow (“Orange Is the New Black”), Aaron Staton (“Mad Men”), Matt Walsh (“Veep”), and others TBA.

The #RightToBearArts Capitol Hill Advocacy Day concludes with a Gala Benefit Dinner co-hosted by the celebrity delegation, along with an Honorary Bi-Partisan Congressional Co-host Committee including Senator Michael Brown, Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Edward Markey, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Paul Strauss, Representative Nanette Barragan, Representative Marsha Blackburn, Representative Suzanne Bonamici, Representative Anthony Brown, Representative Wm. Lacy Clay, Representative Barbara Comstock, Representative Charles Dent, Representative Mark DeSaulnier, Representative Debbie Dingell, Representative Bill Huizenga, Representative Adam Kinzinger, Representative Stephen Lynch, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, Representative Jerrold Nadler, Representative Jimmy Panetta, Representative Erik Paulsen, Representative Jamie Raskin, Representative Adam Schiff, Representative Louise Slaughter, Representative Maxine Waters, and others TBA.  The dinner is Co-Chaired by Todd Hitt, KIDDAR CapitalLori GordonCardinal Health and Michael Mimeles.



WHAT: The Creative Coalition’s #RightToBearArts Benefit Gala Dinner


WHEN: Friday, April 28th

8:00 PM Cocktail Reception and Dinner

WHERE: Flavio Restaurant DC

1073 31st Street NW, Washington, DC


The event is graciously sponsored by Hollywood on the Potomac with restaurant, Flavio DC in Georgetown and returning partners Maestro Dobel Tequila and Line 39 Wines as an official “Supper Suite” by A-List Communications event.   

About the Creative Coalition: The Creative Coalition (www.TheCreativeCoalition.orgis the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the entertainment industry dedicated to using the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns.   The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.