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Stars Tweet To Raise Scholarship Funds

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By Radar Staff

In a campaign spearheaded by popular TV political analyst Jamal Simmons, actress Kerry Washington kicked off the “$40 for 40 Kids” social media fundraising campaign last week with a Tweet to her 70,000 followers.

The View‘s Sherri Shepherd and R&B star Marcus Cooper followed up in the effort to help raise awareness and money for The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation.

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Simmons has lined up more than 40 celebs to use their social media presence to support the campaign, including CSI: NY star Hill Harper and Rosario Dawson.

The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to 40 students graduating from high schools in Detroit and around Michigan each year.

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Simmons, who frequently appears on CBS and MSNBC, is a 1988 scholarship recipient.

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