Endorsements by Notable Individuals
updated Feb. 4, 2008

Literature, Entertainment and Sports Figures and Other Celebrities
Jack Nicholson - Academy Award-winning actor (Feb. 4, 2008)
America Ferrera - actress (Jan. 14, 2008)
Amber Tamblyn - actress (Jan. 14, 2008)
John Grisham - best-selling author
Bob Vila - home improvement television host and author
Earvin "Magic" Johnson - former basketball star
Barbra Streisand - filmmaker, artist, and Democratic activist (Nov. 27, 2007)
Victoria Rowell - Emmy-nominated actress from The Young and the Restless 
Rob Reiner - director/actor
CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy (July 18, 2007)
Steven Spielberg - filmmaker and philanthropist (June 13, 2007)
Dr. Maya Angelou - poet (June 12, 2007)
Clarence Avant - music executive (April 27, 2007)
Berry Gordy - music producer and founder of Motown Records  (April 27, 2007)
Quincy Jones - musician (April 27, 2007)
Billie Jean King - tennis great and social activist (March 28, 2007)

Paul Simon - singer/songwriter

Tim Robbins - Academy Award-winning actor
Kevin Bacon - Golden Globe-nominated actor
George DelHoyo - well known voiceover artist
Jackson Browne - singer-songwriter
Bonnie Raitt - Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter
Dr. Ralph Stanley - Grammy award-winning Bluegrass musician
Ben "Cooter" Jones - former congressman and actor ("Dukes of Hazzard") 
Danny Glover - actor (May 4, 2007)

Gore Vidal - author (Dec. 2007)
Sean Penn - Academy award winning actor (Dec. 7, 2007)

Robert De Niro - Academy Award-winning actor (Feb. 4, 2008)
Forest Whitaker - Academy Award-winning actor 
Matt Damon - actor
Garrison Keillor - host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion"
Ken Burns - documentary filmmaker
Chris Rock - comedian
John Legend - five time Grammy award winning R & B singer-songwriter
Oprah Winfrey (May 1, 2007)
Kathleen Turner - actress
Sheila C. Johnson - CEO of Salamander Hospitality and president of the Washington Mystics basketball team.  Co-founded Black Entertainment Television in 1980.  (reported by the AP on March 27, 2007)

Martin Sheen - actor
Luis Tiant - former Boston Red Sox pitcher
Tony Plana - actor/activist
Bobby Unser Sr. and Al Unser Sr. - auto racing legends
Lee Iacocca - former Chrysler CEO (Nov. 1, 2007)

Michael W. Smith - contemporary Christian songwriter and artist (Feb. 9, 2007)

Jon Voight - Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actor (Jan. 14, 2008)
Ron Silver - actor.  Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and on the Board of Directors for the United States Institute of Peace.  Served as president of Actors' Equity Association for nine years (1991-2000).  Founder and president of The Creative Coalition. (Sept. 6, 2007)
Robert Duvall - actor and director, along with his wife Luciana (Sept. 5, 2007)
Bo Derek - actress (July 2007)

Ray Scott - "America's Outdoor Icon," founded the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) in 1968 (Jan. 14, 2008)
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair - professional wrestling legend, former 16-time World Heavyweight Champion (Nov. 20, 2007)
Chuck Norris - actor  (Oct. 2007)

Gen. Chuck Yeager - test pilot; broke the sound barrier

Sylvester Stallone - actor (Jan. 2008)
Cale Yarborough - NASCAR driver (Jan. 18, 2008)
Curt Schilling - Boston Red Sox pitcher (Nov. 15, 2007)
Roger Staubach - former Dallas Cowboys quarterback

Donna D'Errico - actress
Glenn Jacobs - World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, "Kane"
Rockie Lynne - country music artist
Todd Wade - starting tackle for the Washington Redskins 

Donny and Marie Osmond - singing/show business
Derrick Parra - Olympic speed skater

Sara Evans - country music singer
John Rich - singer-songwriter; country music duo Big & Rich
Gretchen Wilson - country music singer
Cowboy Troy aka Troy Coleman - country rap rock singer-songwriter
Trace Adkins - country musician
Ronnie Dunn - singer-songwriter; country music duo Brooks & Dunn
Mike Curb - founder and Chairman of Curb Records 



Fmr. Ambassador Joseph Wilson (July 16, 2007)
Dolores Huerta - co-founder and President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America (May 18, 2007)
Ret. Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy - first woman to be named a three-star general in the U.S. Army; served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence from 1997 until her retirement in 2000 (April 28, 2007)

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. (March 29, 2007)

Norma McCorvey - the now pro-life “Jane Roe” of the Roe v Wade decision  (May 24, 2007)

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