Will.i.am, Rosario Dawson, Olivia Wilde and Seth MacFarlane are some of the celebrity judges who will choose the winner of a national video contest making the case for the president’s health insurance reform plan.
“We’re excited to have such an esteemed and talented panel of judges,” said Organizing for America spokesman Hari Sevugan. “But what’s just as exciting is the grassroots enthusiasm we are seeing for health insurance reform reflected in ads people are making for this contest.”
OFA is the Democratic National Committee’s community organizing project which aims to mobilize Obama supporters to help pass the president’s legislative agenda.
On Sept. 26 OFA Director Mitch Stewart sent an email to members about submitting a 30-second video ad explaining the need for reform and why the president’s plan is the right one. The winning submission will be featured in a national television spot.
Other celebrity panelists include Dule Hill, John Cho, Brandon Routh and Kate Walsh. They will join politicos such as Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and Obama’s presidential campaign manager David Plouffe.
Submissions will be accepted until Oct. 18 and a winner will be announced in early November.
— Josh Marks