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“We’re getting ready for the DNC and the RNC conventions,” Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition, told Hollywood on the Potomac at a co-hosted event with InterDigital at The National Archives in Washington, DC. “We’ll be doing a big concert event at each one as well as the Congressional Spotlight Awards.” TCC’s Spotlight Awards recognizes individuals and organizations who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans and who have exhibited a long-standing commitment to the Arts. “And we’ll be bringing the 51st State of Hollywood to be observers.” That would be DC.

Bronk had just returned from LA with Phil Strauss who is one of the District of Columbia’s two Shadow Senators that lobbies Congress on behalf of the citizens of DC in their attempt “to gain full federal representation, self-determination, and eventually admittance to the Union as the 51st state.”

“We are made by history,” Bronk said to guests that included Senators, members of the cabinet, Congressional members, friends and supporters. “It is quite an honor to stand here before you in one of history’s greatest [cribs]. On behalf of The Creative Coalition members here and across the nation, welcome. We are so pleased and honored to be hosting this evening with InterDigital. They are great corporate citizens and great supporters of The Creative Coalition. As the premier non-profit, non-partisan charity of the arts and entertainment community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and advocating arts with our members on issues of public policy. We use the power platform of the arts and entertainment communities in public service awards & advocacy campaigns. We do live and are living in a complicated time in history. It is also great to celebrate as we head into the new year with great bi-partisan strides being made in providing arts to America’s school children. And for that, The Creative Coalition could not be happier and we salute and applaud Congress for these strides; so thank you so much. And now, wishing you a wonderful holiday season and to kick it off, please join me in welcoming our co-host of InterDigital, again, a company that is a tremendous champion of the arts and the freedom of expression.”