Sarah Jessica Parker intends to support the president and released a video with an open invitation for dinner in her New York home with the Obamas.
“OK, the guy who ended the war in Iraq, the guy who says you should be able to marry anyone you want, and the guy who created 4 million new jobs, that guy: President Obama and Michelle are coming to my house for dinner on June 14, and I want you to be there, too,” the actress said in the message.
According to IOL News, Parker, who is married to actor Matthew Broderick, sent an email to supporters and appeared in an ad on Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards telling people of the online donations and tickets to the affair at her New York home.
“I’m hosting this event on June 14th because there is so much at stake this year and I want to keep doing what I can,” she wrote in the email. “I hope you’ll help me welcome President Obama and the First Lady to New York.”
In the email Parker asked for donations of “$3 or whatever you can to be automatically entered.” Her spokeswoman confirmed the event and the email but did not revealed any details about the cost of tickets for the fundraiser or how many people were expected.
The Wrap reports that the actress will co-host the New York City dinner with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
“It will be a fantastic evening and you can join us. We’re saving the two best seats in the house for you… Sarah Jessica and I both have our own reasons for supporting President Obama and we want to hear yours, so please join us,” Wintour promised.
Sarah Jessica Parker is following George Clooney’s example of Obama support. Last month he hosted a fundraising dinner, which became the largest one in U.S. History on May 10th, bringing in over $15 Million in campaign money for the incumbent President Barack Obama.
“We raised a lot of money because everybody loves George. They like me, they love him. And rightfully so,” Obama said at the dinner.
He went on: “Not only is he an unbelievable actor, but he is one of those rare individuals who is at ease with everybody, he seems to occupy a constant state of grace, and uses his extraordinary talents on behalf of something truly important.”
As the sources revealed, more than half of the huge fundraising haul came from small-amount donors who entered a raffle to win tickets to the dinner.
The winners were Beth Topinka, a science teacher, New Jersey, and Karen Blutcher, who works at a public utility company based in Florida.
Obama’s first fundraiser which was held in Seattle 70 gathered supporters who paid $17,900 each to attend. That event was expected to gather $1.25 million.
Musician Dave Matthews performed at a second and larger Seattle event, where 1,800 guests paid at least $1,000 per ticket, which could bring in another $1.8 million or more. Proceeds from all of the fundraisers will go to Obama’s campaign as well as Democratic party funds.