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Behind the launch of A Starting Point, Chris Evans’s politics platform

Actor and director Evans and cofounders Mark Kassen and Joe Kiani, explain why America needs a place for politicians to connect with constituents.

Behind the launch of A Starting Point, Chris Evans’s politics platform
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Actor, director, and producer Chris Evans, best known for playing Captain America in Marvel films, has launched A Starting Point, a civic engagement platform that aims to connect lawmakers—from both major parties—with communities via video segments and other content.

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The project, founded by Evans and Mark Kassen, an actor and filmmaker, and Joe Kiani, a medical technology entrepreneur, launches today with a Fast Company panel. The discussion features Evans, Kassen, Kiani, and Mia Charity, chief development officer of Close Up Foundation, A Starting Point’s education partner.