Great news: Celebrities to hold alternative State of the Union event

Great news: Celebrities to hold alternative State of the Union event
Mark Ruffalo (Image: YouTube screen grab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

[Ed. – Because of course.  The best part: Trump’s will still be more entertaining and watchable.]

Ruffalo is one of more than a dozen stars slated to participate in the People’s State of the Union on Monday, a star-studded public alternative to President Trump’s State of the Union speech the following evening. The event will unite activists, artists and other leaders of the resistance movement who have vowed to defeat Trump’s agenda in 2018 by turning out the vote and helping Democrats win back Congress.

“In essence,” Ruffalo tells PEOPLE of the event, “it’s a better reflection of our state of the union based on a more populist point of view, based on the people’s point of view. I think it’s important because we have a president who has a difficult time with the truth, who has a radical, divisive agenda, and spends an enormous amount of time focusing on the negative and hopelessness and despair.”

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