Million Puppet March Returns to DC for Presidential Inauguration Parade
Washington, DC, DC, January 19, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Million Puppets announced that the Million Puppet
March is returning to Washington, DC, for the Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 21, 2013 as part
of their ongoing efforts to show support for public broadcasting. Participants can also march virtually
using social media and the organization's new free mobile app on iTunes and Google Play.
Marchers will assemble at 2:30pm ET along the Inaugural Parade Route's south side in the park at 500
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, east of the Federal Trade Commission Building.
“We still see the need to voice support for continued funding of public media, especially with the fiscal
cliff implications,” said Million Puppets co-founder, Chris Mecham. “The Inauguration offers a great
opportunity for our puppets to keep marching to make a difference,” said co-founder, Michael Bellavia.
The Million Puppet March was created as a broad-based, non-partisan response to Mitt Romney's
mention of Big Bird and his suggestion to discontinue funding to public broadcasting as a means to
reduce the deficit. It garnered worldwide and was recognized by CNN as one of the 21 influential factors
in the presidential election. Numerous diverse celebrities as wells as the Broadway cast of Avenue Q
voiced support as well.
In addition to the Inaugural Parade, in 2013 Million Puppets will release an album of original music, a
documentary film and participate in a variety of festivals, performances and other actions using puppets
to make a difference in the world.
About Million Puppets
Founded in 2012 by Chris Mecham and Michael Bellavia, Million Puppets uses puppets to make a
difference in the world. Their first action was the Million Puppet March (formerly Million Muppet
March) on Washington, DC, 11/3/12. The March raised awareness of the benefits of public media,
generated millions of media impressions, and garnered a largest puppet march world record. Future
programs include digital, mobile, marches, performances and live events. An album of original music is
being released in February 2013 along with a documentary. Million Puppets is a 501(c)3 project made
possible by fiscal sponsorship under Independent Arts and Media and is not affiliated with the Sesame
Workshop, PBS, The Jim Henson Company or Disney. For more information, please visit
http://www.millionpuppets.org, Facebook page, YouTube page or Twitter account.
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