Actress Scarlett Johansson, along with designers Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenburg, hosted Tuesday’s Runway To Win in New York City, an event that launched President Obama’s new line of 2012 campaign souvenirs. Many notable designers and celebrities were in attendance to show their support for the president — the proceeds of the Obama-themed T-shirts and tote bags benefit his re-election campaign. Johansson gave a particularly impassioned speech highlighting all of his accomplishments to date. The Huffington Post reports on the story:
Backing Barack Obama is still in style.
Just a week ahead of the start of New York City’s Fashion Week, some of the biggest names in design and Hollywood got together in New York City on Tuesday night to launch the new Runway to Win line of Obama-themed clothing and accessories. Far more stylish and a bit more expensive than the usual campaign shirts and bumper stickers, sales of the celebrity-designed line will benefit the president’s re-election campaign, which event co-host Scarlett Johansson endorsed in a short speech in front of the likes of co-host Anna Wintour, Georgina Chapman and Diane Von Furstenberg.
Touting Obama’s record over his first three years in office, Johansson rattled off a list of advancements made since his inauguration in 2009.
“Change for American women: the first bill President Obama signed into law was the Fair Pay Act,” she said. “Three women now sit on the Supreme Court for the first time in history. And insurance companies must now offer women cancer screenings and contraception at no cost.
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