Friday, January 9, 2009

Declare Yourself's 'A New Birth of Citizenship' Inauguration Kick-Off Event with Host Jessica Alba and Musical Performance by Maroon 5

Special Surprise Guests & Premiere of "Born Again American" Song Included in Evening's Festivities

On January 18th at 8pm Declare Yourself is celebrating the new presidential term with our Inauguration kick-off event at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The star-soaked event will celebrate young voters' phenomenal role in the Election and help spur ongoing civic involvement in the challenging months and years ahead. The evening will be hosted by Jessica Alba and will feature special musical guests including Maroon 5, spoken word artists Steve Connell, Sekou (Tha Misfit), Nuttin' But Strings, celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson, and surprise guests.

The debut of Declare Yourself's "Born Again American" song will premier that evening with a fantastic live performance. The song was specifically written to help spark all listeners to recommit themselves to American citizenship (especially through these difficult times)."Born Again American" asks citizens to pledge themselves to higher levels of service and civic engagement. Norman Lear, the founder of Declare Yourself, said, "This Inauguration marks an important moment in our country's history - one that allows us all to be proud of how far we've come and the direction we're going. Our event celebrates this moment and helps motivate us all to become more active in our communities on the local and national level by getting involved, giving back, and being proud to be an American, born again."

Tickets cost $250 and are available to the public by contacting or calling (202) 547-5797. The proceeds from the evening will go towards Declare Yourself and the "Born Again American" campaign launch in coordination with the Inauguration and the start of the new Presidential administration.