Celebrities Stop in Grand Junction for Obama
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- On Friday, President Barack Obama's Grand Junction campaign headquarters hosted a celebrity guest; officials tell NewsChannel 5 it's one of many the Grand Valley will be seeing in these last days before the election.
The "Judging Amy" and "Private Practice" actress's presence on the Western Slope is part of a larger group of celebrities coming out to give the president a last minute push in areas which he might not have as much support.
Amy Brenneman's Grand Junction stop is the latest in a tour she is doing for the president around battleground Colorado. The actress spoke to a crowd of mostly women at the Organizing for America office off Highway 6 and 50.
She told voters that her concern over the Romney-Ryan ticket is that it centers too much around self-serving interests.
"This hackneyed idea that the more people make money, the more they're going to give it away, it just doesn't happen exactly that way. I mean, I do feel you need balance on both sides and freedom for people to pursue their dreams, but also, we do live in a collective as well. There's the individual, and there's the collective," said Brenneman.
She also urged attendees to get out and canvass voters on Saturday, which will be the only Saturday the polls are open during this election.
Also on Saturday, other actors will join campaign volunteers at the Organizing for America office around 7 p.m. for a pizza party. Those actors include Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Laurence Fishburne.