There’s a new player in the political donor class, and it’s a far cry from the Koch brothers, Priorities USA or any deep pockets on either side of the aisle. For Freedoms is an artist-led super PAC created by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, who are artists themselves. As the two pointed out in a recent phone interview, “Sometimes artists are too shy to engage directly in the political process.' To ease this shyness, Thomas and Gottesman are “eager to build a vehicle for artists to have a voice in civic life.”
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
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