A small group of celebrities slept on the sidewalk of the northwest corner of 1st and Spring streets near the former site of Tent City on Tuesday night to draw attention to the plight of the homeless.
Project coordinator Kathy Stevens said radio personality Casey Kasem, actress Carol Kane and actor Max Gail were among those who joined the sleep-out.
Actor Martin Sheen and activist Mitch Snyder organized a larger group of celebrities and about a dozen politicians to spend the night on the streets of Washington, D.C. in the "Grate American Sleep Out." The demonstrators settled in for the night on steam grates near the Library of Congress, about two blocks from the Capitol.
The protesters are attempting to convince officials that the homeless should be allowed to stay in buildings not being used, Stevens said.