Chelsea Clinton Named Honorary Chair of the National Day of Service for Presidential Inaugural

January 15, 2013 - 8:25 AM

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Chelsea Clinton is honorary chair of President Obama's 2013 National Day of Service. (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will serve as honorary chair of the 2013 National Day of Service, part of President Obama's inaugural weekend agenda.

Her father traveled the country on behalf of President Obama during campaign 2012.

“We are thrilled that Chelsea Clinton will play such a critical role in mobilizing Americans across the country to take part in the National Day of Service,” said Presidential Inaugural Committee President and CEO Steve Kerrigan.

“Through her work with the Clinton Foundation and her recent efforts to help communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Chelsea sets a remarkable example for serving and strengthening our country. As Honorary Chair, she will be instrumental in helping lead the President’s call to service and growing this important tradition.”

Chelsea Clinton will participate in service events in the Washington area on Saturday, January 19 -- as will the Obama and Biden families -- and she will headline a "service summit" on the National Mall. President Obama is urging all Americans to do community service on that day.

“There is no more fitting way to mark a presidential inauguration than a day of service,” said Chelsea Clinton in a news release. “Coming together as a country to strengthen our communities has always been part of the American spirit.  I am deeply grateful that President Obama and his administration have put service at the center of the Inauguration weekend and I am proud to be part of a nation-wide service effort, honoring the service and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and building a brighter future for all of us.”

Chelsea is a busy lady, currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford, working at New York University and working with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative and also working as a special correspondent for NBC News. She currently serves on the boards of the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, the School of American Ballet, Common Sense Media and the Weill Cornell Medical College.