PR Connection #7

October 20, 2010 paigewalters

I think that it is important for celebrities to use their status and power as a way to raise awareness for causes they believe in. Even if I don’t agree with the causes they are supporting or promoting I think it is GREAT that they are just trying to make a difference in general. This article discusses David Arquette raising awareness about a greenhouse emission law.


David Arquette

The recently separated actor was in downtown Sacramento Tuesday to urge Californians to vote against Prop 23, which would suspend a state law mandating that greenhouse gas emissions be brought back to their 1990 levels by 2020.

Arquette, campily clad in an American-flag-printed karate outfit, also introduced the video he made to help get the point across, “Don’t Mess With California.”

When asked whether his personal life might be a distraction from the message, he admitted “that was a thought.”

“But my belief,” Arquette said, “is that the most important aspect of celebrity is you can raise awareness, lend your name and support to certain things and get people talking. And that’s why I’m here.”

Other famous No-on-Prop-23ers include James Cameron, who pledged $1 million to the campaign earlier this month; Robert Redford, whose voice can be heard on automated phone calls urging voters to shut it down; and Edward James Olmos, who starred in an ad produced by the National Resources Defense Council.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stethomas  |  October 20, 2010 at 5:50 am

    This is so true! Celebrities should use their fame to shed light on important issues. Just by saying they support or don’t support a cause brings much needed publicity.(not to mention it’s free) Celebrities are recognized for so many negative things, why not put it good use for a change?

  • 2. PRCA 3330 Comments «&hellip  |  October 20, 2010 at 5:53 am

    […] -Pr Connection #7-From Blog of Paige by Paige Walters This is so true! Celebrities should use their fame to shed light on important […]

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