Skip to comments.Hayden Panettiere Honored for Support of D.C. Statehood "Hayden Panettiere Day" Declared
Posted on 09/24/2011 2:36:53 AM PDT by SMGFan
Actress Hayden Panettiere was born and raised in upstate New York, lives in Los Angeles and has no roots in the nation's capital. But she's passionate about securing full representation in Congress for District of Columbia residents.
That's what led Panettiere to the John A. Wilson Building, the district's city hall, where Mayor Vincent Gray proclaimed Friday as "Hayden Panettiere Day."
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Hayden should going back to saving the whales.
I don't think she evens knows we need a Constitutional amendment.
Seems as if she is the only celebrity fighting for D.C. statehood.
She is physically beautiful. But she knows it, and has been a spoiled, pampered, over indulged b!t@# her entire life. I’d say more so than most of her ilk or peer group.
The better to get attention for it.
It's: "Save the cheerleader, save the world." [not just the whales]
California and New York are probably for D.C. becoming a state, because then they wouldn’t be the leaders in mismanagement.
OK, I’ll say it...
“I Love You, Beth Cooper!”
Somebody had to, might as well be me.
The left needs TWO MORE Senators.
Please oblige, proles.
The ideal solution would be to shrink the district down to the Capitol with associated buildings, The White House with associated buildings, and the Supreme Court. The rest could be turned back to Virginia and Maryland.
As usual: who?
... as though America didn’t have a surplus of ignorant asses from the entertainment industry.
“Although Panettiere attended South Orangetown Middle School in New York, she was educated at home from the 9th grade through high.For now, Panettiere is postponing higher education in favor of an acting career.”
I think she’s just really, really hot. And dumb.
The land contributed to the District of Columbia by Virginia was given back to Virginia in 1846. That area is Arlington County today. This is a good idea, and there is legal precedent for giving back the area contributed by Maryland to that state. Then the residents there get full congressional representation, including the ability to vote for 2 senators. Sounds like a great solution, but the liberals want DC to be its own state so it can have 2 liberal senators into perpetuity.
So we need yet another Hollywood idiot to tell us how to live, and how our society/government should be structured. Who knew that this girl is going to educate us on this issue. (sarcasm)
In 2007, Panettiere became an official supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a member of their celebrity board, called the Friends of RMHC.
On October 31, 2007, Panettiere joined with The Whaleman Foundation to try to disrupt the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan. She was involved in a confrontation between Japanese fishermen and five other surfers from Australia and the United States (including former Home and Away star Isabel Lucas) of the group. The confrontation lasted more than 10 minutes before the surfers were forced to return to the beach, after which they left the country. Parts of the confrontation can be seen on the award-winning Sundance Film Festival documentary film, The Cove. The fishermen consider the condemnation as an attack on their culture.
Panettiere told E! News that an arrest warrant has been issued in Japan for her interference in the dolphin hunt, but her claim was later dismissed by the Japanese Fisheries Agency. In November 2007, she was awarded the “Compassion in Action Award” from the animal rights group PETA for her efforts to stop the dolphin hunt in Japan. She is also a vegetarian.
On January 28, 2008, Panettiere handed a letter of protest to the Norwegian ambassador in the United States arguing that Norway should stop its hunt for whales. She also delivered a letter to the Japanese ambassador calling for the end of Japan’s hunting of whales. At a 2007 Greenpeace event in Anchorage, Alaska, Panettiere defended aboriginal whaling, saying that there is a difference between commercial whaling and the whaling practiced by aboriginal tribes in the United States.
In May 2008, Panettiere was involved in an eBay auction to benefit Save The Whales Again, a campaign of The Whaleman Foundation. The auction included tickets to a fundraising dinner hosted at the Hollywood restaurant Beso, owned by Eva Longoria, and a whale watching tour, with Panettiere, off the coast of Santa Barbara. The same month, during an interview with Teen Vogue, Hayden explained how her fame gives her a platform for her activism: “The show [Heroes] put me in a place to speak for things that I’m passionate about.”
In September 2008, Panettiere launched her own line of calfskin leather bags for the company Dooney & Bourke.
In October 2008, Panettiere delved into the presidential election, releasing a public service announcement through the website Funny or Die. In this video Panettiere mocked Republican candidate John McCain for his age and temper. She subsequently made clear her intention to vote for Barack Obama, and urged other young people to vote.
Panettiere also appeared in a public service announcement with DC Shadow Senator Paul Strauss endorsing voting rights for the District of Columbia.
Panettiere is a teen ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation, whose mission is to fight teen pregnancy. On May 6, 2009, she participated in a town hall meeting in New York City alongside Bristol Palin and then-Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza on the issue of teen pregnancy.
“In September 2008, Panettiere launched her own line of calfskin leather bags for the company Dooney & Bourke.”
And PETA loves her? Heh?