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Hollywood Challenge…

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

A challenge to Hollywood

 

 

By Tina Daunt
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 30, 2008

 

Ohio entrepreneur and political activist Jonathan Lewis on Tuesday challenged the entertainment industry to donate money to fight California’s Proposition 8, which would bar same-sex marriages.

 

“With election day six weeks away, we are concerned that the entertainment industry hasn’t stepped up to the plate to fight this unnecessary initiative,” Lewis said in a statement. “We are pleased to see the leadership of Brad Pitt and Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg. Now it’s time for the entertainment industry as a whole to take the lead.”

 

He added: “My family and I are issuing a $500,000 challenge to the entertainment industry. We will match the next half-million dollars that entertainment industry leaders contribute. This is an urgent time in the campaign, and we have to act now.”

 

So far, few in Hollywood have gotten involved in the anti-Proposition 8 campaign (Pitt and the Spielbergs have each donated $100,000).

 

Lewis said the match also applies to Florida’s Proposition 2, an initiative similar to California’s Proposition 8.

 

 tina.daunt@latimes.com

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