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September 15, 2005

Office of The Attorney General
- Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General


Tracy Munford
973-504-6341 or 609-571-5101


PSA’s Featuring “New Jersey” Celebrities are Nominated for an Emmy
Messages Including Michael Douglas, Jason Alexander and Queen Latifah to be Voted on Saturday in Philadelphia

Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) with celebrities with a New Jersey connection; including actors Michael Douglas and Jason Alexander, actor, producer and singer Queen Latifah and former New Jersey Nets basketball player Kenny Anderson have been nominated to receive an Emmy Award. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, September 17, in Philadelphia. The Emmy’s are part of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Emmy Awards nominations. The winning PSA’s are the only “get out the vote” PSA’s nominated.

The four PSA’s are part of the “BE POWERFUL, BE HEARD – VOTE NEW JERSEY” voter outreach and education initiative created by New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey as part of the federal Help America Vote Act. PSA’s also include the Giants, Jeremiah Trotter of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Army and National Guard and other celebrities.

The PSA’s are titled, “VOTE NEW JERSEY,” with New Jersey Network Public Television; producer John Barra, executive producer George Nyktas, Editor Tim Hufnell, and producers B.E. Shiloh and actor Billy Baldwin.

The PSA’s will help launch New Jersey’s “BE POWERFUL, BE HEARD – VOTE NEW JERSEY” campaign that will include Russell Simmons’s Hip-Hop Summit II at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton. The Summit will feature hip-hop artists including Jim Jones and Juelz Santana.

For more information about the Summit and to view the PSA visit


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