George Clooney gives fans a chance to meet him and Obama
George Clooney is giving fans a chance to meet him and President Barack Obama at the actor's Los Angeles home.
The Oscar-winning actor is hosting a fundraising event to help build support to re-elect President Obama in November and is saving seats for two grassroots supporters and their guests.
For a minimum donation of $3 to the Obama campaign, supporters will be entered for a chance to receive round-trip tickets for the winner and their guest, hotel accommodations and dinner with President Obama and George Clooney. Enter here.
Since 2007, Clooney has donated at least $92,000 to Democratic causes. He has already contributed at least $35,000 to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
Earlier this year, Clooney starred in the politically-charged film "The Ides of March" and was asked if he had any interest in running for office in the future. "As for running for president, look, there's a guy in office right now who is smarter than almost anyone you know, who's nicer and who has more compassion than almost anyone you know. And he's having an almost impossible time governing," Clooney told reporters at the Venice Film Festival. "Why would anybody volunteer for that job?"
Clooney worked with Obama long before his presidential election in 2008. The pair worked to bring awareness to the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan and are shown above participating in a news conference at the National Press Club in 2006, when Obama was an Illinois Senator.
The 50-year-old actor is also a United Nations "Messenger of Peace." He visited the war-torn African country to Sudan last year to raise awareness of regional violence and an independence referendum. He contracted malaria during his trip.
Clooney spent some time in jail in March after "protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children." Before his protest, he spent about a week in Sudan to raise awareness about regional violence.