Ava DuVernay To Headline Occasion For Cory Booker’s Senate Marketing campaign – .
Ava DuVernay will be leading a fundraiser for Cory Booker’s Senate re-election campaign on Wednesday.
Booker’s re-election is largely predicted as he faces Rik Mehta, a biotech entrepreneur. However, the New Jersey incumbent has long been associated with the entertainment industry, dating back to his time as Newark Mayor. Booker and DuVernay have both become advocates of criminal justice reform.
Ticket price for the event starts at $ 50 per person and increases to $ 5,000 for those who wish to be listed as co-chairs.
Members of the host committee for the virtual event include Emily Deschanel, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Michael and Lydia Kives, Bari Mattes, Erik Moore and Chuck Ortner.
Booker raised nearly $ 700,000 from entertainment industry sources for his campaign, placing him in the top 10 Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The event is one of several fundraisers slated for the last week leading up to the election that include showbiz numbers. Amy Schumer will host a virtual conversation with Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, and Gloria Steinem on Wednesday that is a fundraiser for the Biden Victory Fund. Low Cut Connie will perform at an event for the Biden campaign on Friday that will feature Eric Holder, Sally Yates and Dwight Evans. The event will be a conversation about social justice and voting rights.