By Geneva Sands - 06/22/12 05:34 PM EDT
Thank you Ellie Shafer!!! Assistant to the POTUS. You provided us with the tour of a lifetime! twitter.com/janemarielynch…— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) June 22, 2012
Lynch was in Washington, D.C., to honor Norman Lear, creator of numerous popular sitcoms like "All in the Family," "Good Times" and "Sanford and Son," on his 90th birthday at The Kennedy Center on Thursday.
The event was presented by the People For the American Way, a liberal, First Amendment-rights organization, which was co-founded by Lear in 1981.
On Thursday, Lynch also shared a this picture of herself chowing down on some corn at the Bethesda Crab House, along with a message linking to the American Way Twitter feed.
The actress attended star-studded Obama fundraiser in Los Angeles earlier this month, as the president sought to capitalize on his recently announced support for same-sex marriage.
In May, she lent her voice to narrate a five-minute Obama campaign video, touting the president's "fight for LGBT rights."
"In 2008 our country elected a leader who not only acknowledged the LGBT community, but embraced it ... who counted us as friends," Lynch said in the video.
NBC Chicago reports that Lynch will co-host a $250 to $5,000 ticket fundraiser with first lady Michelle Obama in the Windy City next week.