Joe Jonas Is Heading to Washington

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Joe Jonas attended the premiere of Edge of Darkness in a plaid suit on Tuesday night at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Joe enjoyed the movie. He tweeted: Edge of Darkness.. Fantastic movie. Mel G can protect me anyday.

The 20-year-old is following in little brother Nick’s footsteps and is heading to the Capital. He will be heading to DC tomorrow to urge for continued government support for the Special Olympics and to advocate for the proposed Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act of 2010. Following a day of meetings with Members of Congress, a reception in celebration of the inspiration, impact, and indomitable spirit of Eunice Kennedy Shriver will be held that evening. Read the full press release HERE.

Together, both Special Olympics and Best Buddies will urge Members of Congress to authorize The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act, which will continue a national commitment by the U.S. Congress made with passage of the 2004 Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act also includes The Best Buddies Empowerment for People with Intellectual Disabilities Act of 2009, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in April 2009. This new legislation continues the legacy of Mrs. Shriver by authorizing funds for specific programs supporting persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in health, education and global program initiatives.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who passed away in August 2009, founded Special Olympics in 1968 and was a longtime board member and supporter of Best Buddies, which was founded in 1989.

Also, be sure to tune into “American Idol” tomorrow night on FOX at 8pm EST to see Joe as a guest judge.