Chelsea Clinton has certainly come a long way since she was that awkward little girl living at the White House. In fact, she’s playing a huge role in the upcoming presidential inauguration. Clinton will head up Saturday’s National Day of Service.
According to a report from ABC News, Chelsea will serve as the honorary chairperson for Saturday’s event–a day when President Obama asks Americans across the country to volunteer within their communities in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As part of her role as chair, Clinton will speak at Service Summit on Saturday as well. Other speakers on the roster include Hollywood actress Eva Longoria, who staunchly supported President Obama throughout the election. SInger/songwriter Ben Folds is set to speak, as is Iraq War veteran Representative Tammy Duckworth and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden–son of the vice president.
Chelsea expressed her honor and gratitude at being named honorary chairperson for this huge event via Twitter on Tuesday.
Clinton cited both of her grandmothers and how they taught her a lifetime value of service to others.
“They both had hard lives growing up during the Depression and World War II, but despite the obstacles they faced, they found time to volunteer at their churches and community centers and later, their kids’ schools,” Clinton wrote in an op-ed. “They created families full of love, support and service.”
Never interested in a career in politics, might this be the very first big step toward Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter considering otherwise? She certainly stepped up to the plate recently as her mom’s spokesperson while she was hospitalized with a blood clot. Bill Clinton has long been proud of his daughter and seeing her consider spending even a fraction of the time he spent in public office would no doubt thrill him to pieces.
Will the be the huge coming out of her shell political debut for Chelsea Clinton? On Saturday she’ll be honorary chairperson at the National Day of Service. What might her next step be?
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