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'Glee' Star Lauren Potter Appointed to Obama Committee

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 14th 2011 2:30PM
lauren potter obama 'Glee' fans know Lauren Potter as Sue Sylvester's loyal protege Becky Jackson, but now the 21-year-old actress will be answering to a new boss -- President Barack Obama.

President Obama recently announced that he will appoint Potter as a member of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, reports CNN.

"I am grateful that these talented and dedicated individuals have agreed to take on these important roles and devote their talents to serving the American people," the President said in a statement. "I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years."

Potter has been involved with anti-bullying initiatives in the past. Earlier this year Potter and her mother teamed up with AbilityPath.org to help end the taunting of kids with special needs. In an interview with People magazine, Potter opened up about feeling alienated by her peers and being a victim of school bullying because of her Down syndrome.

"Our challenges are the same as many others," Potter explained in the statement. "We want to be safe in school -- free from bullying and teasing, we hope to be welcomed at parks, recreation centers and other community activities, we worry about jobs and where we will live but mostly we want to be treated how you want to be treated -- with respect."

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bob h

Sorry not cute strange yes

November 15 2011 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
devinmcmusters

Okay...I'll say what everyone else is thinking but is scared to say out loud....she's cute.

November 15 2011 at 8:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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