Barack Obama Met Privately With 25 Young Hollywood Stars to Help His Reelection
By Michael Lewittes | 10:00 pm, June 7th, 2012PHOTOS
Barack Obama privately met on Thursday morning at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with 25 young Hollywood stars to get them involved in his reelection.
Among those at the exclusive meeting were Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Alba, Zach Braff, Dianna Agron, Zachary Quinto, Sophia Bush, Jared Leto, Jeremy Renner, Tatyana Ali, Josh Radnor, Brandon Routh, Ben McKenzie, Bryan Greenberg, and Kal Penn, who tweeted afterwards, “Had a great morning w/ @BarackObama in LA. Talked about job creation, education, our troops, & getting YOU involved.”
The meeting was part of Obama’s “Young America Effort,” which focuses on energizing younger voters to go to the polls and support him.
Many of the stars took to Twitter following the get-together to share their thoughts.
Somerhalder wrote, “Totally surreal morning. Met up with some friends, had coffee with President Obama now tweeting.The 21st century.”
Leto tweeted, “Great meeting with @BarackObama this morning. Thanks Mr. President for the inspiring words and thoughts .#ObamaTheRightChoice.”
“Got up bright & early to hear @BarackObama speak w an awesome group #YoungAmerChat,” said Alba.
Routh noted he was “Honored to speak w/ POTUS @BarackObama again today! Looking forward to helping #GetTheVoteOut.”
“It was amazing to see @iansomerhalder @ZacharyQuinto@DiannaAgron and @BryanGreenberg with the POTUS today. Good peeps. #YoungAmericans,” tweeted Bush.
Quinto added, “all in all? not a bad way to start my morning. get fired up. now. it. is. ON.”
“Maybe the only man I truly get nervous around. Worth the early wakeup call,” said Agron.
And Greenberg offered that while “hanging” with the president, he was “talking politics, NBA, and making goofy faces.”
The stars also posed with the president, and tweeted out the photos (SEE BELOW).