They file into the nation’s capital with their causes, seeking to leverage their fame with Congress or the president to make the world a better place — and perhaps to improve their public image. Here are a few of the celebvocates tracked recently by The Washington Post’s Reliable Source.
Ben AffleckActor and Eastern Congo Initiative Founder Ben Affleck testifies on Capitol Hill on Febr. 26, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Congo. In 2010, Affleck founded the Eastern Congo Initiative, a nonprofit organization that supports locally-run economic development initiatives in the central African country.Susan Walsh/AP