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Top 5 Celebrity Activists Of 2012

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5.  Bruce Springsteen: Where to begin with “The Boss”?

Let’s try Rolling Stone:

For nearly four decades Bruce Springsteen has been a working-class hero: a plainspoken visionary and a sincere romantic whose insights into everyday lives — especially in America’s small-town heartland — have earned comparisons to John Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie. His belief in rock’s mythic past (and its potential) revitalized pop music and made Springsteen a superstar in the Eighties. He maintained his enormous popularity into the 21st century, when he became even more of an outspoken political activist.

In 2012, Springsteen threw himself behind President Obama, most famously warming up the crowd for him in Madison, Wisconsin. Springsteen also played at Obama’s final two events of the campaign — in Columbus, Ohio and Des Moines, Iowa. From 1979, at his first-ever political concert appearance to protest nuclear power, through a surprise appearance with a single song alongside Jackson Browne at a 750,000-person nuclear freeze rally in Central Park, and numerous Amnesty International concerts, to his involvement in the 2012 election, Springsteen has stuck to his liberal leanings. He is the real thing!

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8:09AM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

Kudos and big hugs to these celebrities who make a differance by Advocating. i did not know about Danson or Norton. thnx for posting

4:11AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

I had *okay, still kinda do* a huge celebri-crush on Edward Norton.

8:25AM PST on Mar 3, 2013


6:40AM PST on Jan 8, 2013

I Think Celebrity Advocates may have more time and available funds .... Which is Wonderful :-) Everybody doing their own Shares are Wonderful too !! Thanx :-)

6:49PM PST on Jan 5, 2013


5:33AM PST on Jan 4, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

11:57PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

I think its great that celebrities are getting more involved in these areas, especially animal rights & ecology. However, I must correct the post from Annmari L. here below me. Lady gaga wears fur & posed for a photo of herself in a dress made of solid MEAT !!! It was disgusting !!! :(
I shared this article on FB.

12:16PM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Lady Gaga is another celeb helping out. Not so much in enviromental issues but in civil rights ones. Just as important. And George Clooney in Sudan. Thanks for posting all these names. There were some I didn't know where that involved, like Ted Danson. I believe well-known people can do a lot to change the world and there are several that do their best to use their celeb status to make a difference. Thanks to you all!

5:03PM PST on Dec 28, 2012

Thanks for posting

6:49AM PST on Dec 26, 2012


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