Hillary Campaign brings actor Blake Cooper Griffin to VA Pride
The Hillary Clinton Campaign has brought Actor Blake Cooper Griffin to Richmond in time for Virginia Pride.
Griffin is best known for his work on ABC Castle and USA’s Necessary Roughness.
Griffin has already spent some time on the trail for Clinton. Back in May of this year the actor took to WillHillaryWin to pursued Bernie Sanders supporters ahead of the 2016 DNC:
“[In Hillary] We see a person who has overcome amazing odds in a system where women have not had an equal role. Since her days at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton has fought back. We see a person that got 8 million children health care in the 90s, a person who overcame personal attacks and went from First Lady to the Senator from NY serving during 9/11, a loyal Secretary State for her primary opponent who was in the room during the Osama Bin Laden raid, and now the tested and tough Presidential candidate in a world that is intricate, dangerous, and in need of smart power.”
A passionate southern gentlemen, Griffin’s even taken the fight for Hillary to his home state of South Carolina.
Check out a video of his recent speech below:
A video posted by Blake Cooper Griffin (@blakecoopergriffin) on
Griffin is set to make an appearance at Virginia Pride this year, but your chance to get some guaranteed face time with the actor-turned Clinton cheerleader is the morning of Pride at Urban Farmhouse, 1217 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA (Shockoe Slip), at 10:30 AM.
While we;re not 100% on where Griffin fits on the LGBTQ or ally spectrum, he stared in a viral anti-bullying short film released in 2013 which imagined a world where being gay was the norm:
“It’s a very human story,” says Griffin about the short which has over 17 million views on Youtube. The actor also made a point to acknowledge that recent progress doesn’t mean the issue is permanently settled. “It would be easy for us to say the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage was it, that the fight is over. But the work is just beginning.”
This isn’t the first time the Democratic party has brought out celebrity guests to stump at VA Pride. In 2012, Obama’s campaign brought SVU actor B.D. Wong.
Your chances to catch Griffin around the Richmond area are listed below:
Richmond Canvass Kick-off with Blake Cooper Griffin
WHEN: Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Private residence, 1101 N 22nd Street, Richmond, VA
Henrico Canvass Kick-off with Blake Cooper Griffin
WHEN: Saturday, September 24 at 12:00 PM
WHERE: Virginia Henrico Coordinated Campaign Office, 4909 Augusta Avenue, Richmond, VA
Virginia Pride Organizing Event with Blake Cooper Griffin
WHEN: Saturday, September 24 at 12:45 PM
WHERE: Brown’s Island, Richmond, VA
Chesterfield Canvass Kick-off with Blake Cooper Griffin
WHEN: Saturday, September 24 at 3:00 PM
WHERE: Chesterfield Coordinated Campaign Office, 247 East Hundred Road, Richmond, VA
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