A small, exclusive group of Washington reporters will have lunch today with Glee! actress Charlotte Ross at the swanky City Tavern Club in Georgetown. The actress, who plays Quinn‘s mother in the series, was on Capitol Hill this week to discuss proposed legislative that could save chimpanzees.
Unfortunately no animals will be on hand for lunch. But so far RSVP’s have rolled in from MSNBC, U.S. News & World Report‘s Washington Whispers, Georgetowner and K Street Kate. Other invited journos were “maybes.”
For the wonks among you, the legislation, championed by Sen. Maria Cantwell, (D-Wash), and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), has strong, bipartisan support in Congress and would phase out invasive research on chimpanzees in laboratories, retire the more than 500 government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries and end breeding of chimpanzees for invasive research while reportedly saving taxpayers approximately $30 million per year.
Long live the chimps.
The actress on Capitol Hill this week. The photograph is c/o The Humane Society, which is backing the bill. Photo credit: Mike Buscher