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A new group is asking artists and creative professionals to follow in old Ben Franklin's footsteps and seek and serve in public office. The Creative America Project is aiming to inspire and train people who make their living in creative fields to run for local office in 2006. They want to elevate creativity to a national value and priority. Ben is a hero of the organization's founder, Tom Tresser, who says Franklin was an effective community organizer, revolutionary, entrepreneur, author, politician, diplomat, satirist and philanthropist. He's worried that fundamentalist political groups have made too much progress in driving America's social and policy agendas and thinks those of us who labor in or love the creative arena should get organized and run for local office.