‘The Office’ star Rainn Wilson coming to D.C.

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Comedian Rainn Wilson will travel to the nation’s capital next week for non-profit organization Tahirih Justice Center’s fourteenth annual benefit.

The funnyman urged Twitter followers to buy tickets for the event with his Wednesday tweet, “Hey DC, I’ll be emceeing a benefit for women’s rights at @tahirihjustice next week- last chance to get tix today! http://bit.ly/iJOh9x”

The event, titled “Celebrating the Good Fellas: Recognition of the Important Role of Men in Achieving Justice for Women,” features Wilson and “Terms of Endearment” actress Debra Winger as the masters of ceremonies.

According to the group’s website, Tahirih Justice Center is an innovative organization that aims to protect immigrant females from gender-based violence through advocacy, legal services, and public education programs.

This isn’t Wilson’s first time with advocacy work. In 2008, the “Juno” actor told MSNBC about his contributions to the Mona Foundation, which strives to support educational initiatives and improve the status of women and children worldwide.

Winger and Wilson won’t be the only Hollywood entertainers to visit the district next week. “Valentine’s Day” star Jessica Alba is set to visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday urge Congress to pass the Safe Chemicals Act.

“I’m proud to have Jessica Alba join us in the effort to protect our children and ourselves from the effects of dangerous toxic chemicals,” said Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, in a press release.