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Star Power in D.C.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 by Geoffrey Lyons

WASHINGTON IS TEEMING with professional lobbyists who make their living by wooing and winning the eyes and ears of policy makers. Yet this week the outsiders are the ones turning heads. Three celebrities will have ambled through the halls of power by week’s end. Former Disney star Demi Lovato sat with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday at the University of D.C. to honor National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  Friends icon Matthew Perry took to the White House and Congress to champion the efficacy of drug courts.  Tonight, Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and his wife will be honored for their humanitarian work with missing and exploited children.  Such events evoke memories of a seminal moment in “celebvocate” history: