We The People
Featuring Kathleen Turner
and The Atlantic's Steve Clemons

November 3, 2016
Washington, DC

From Ronald Reagan using his acting career to jump into politics to Leonardo DiCaprio’s appointment as a UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change, celebrities and our political system have a long relationship. They can draw crucial attention and funds toward key issues, and act as highly effective surrogates for candidates. With this election season highlighting just how invaluable a celebrity’s media savvy can be, Actor and Activist Kathleen Turner joined The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons for a fireside chat to discuss her own activism and her thoughts on the role of celebrities in our political system.

The Atlantic’s We The People series of events is exclusively underwritten by the American Federation of Teachers.

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