U.S. Senator Cory Booker to Be Honored by Humane Society

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Sen. Cory Booker, Christina Grimmie

Christina Grimmie also will be honored posthumously at the nonprofit’s annual gala.

Cory Booker may be known for his firm stance against President Donald Trump, but the Democratic New Jersey senator, also an animal advocate, will be honored by the Humane Society of the United States at their annual Farm Animal Protection gala this year.

The Los Angeles event will be held at Paramount Studios and will also honor the late songstress and YouTube star Christina Grimmie, who was killed in Orlando, Fla., last June.

Also scheduled to appear at this year's event is actress Elizabeth Banks, who will present Booker with his award, and Rachel Platten, who will be presenting the Grimmie family with an award as well as providing the musical entertainment for the evening.

Booker will be honored for his contributions to animal welfare through sponsoring humane legislation and the advancement of animal-friendly laws. Grimmie will be posthumously honored for her protection of animals and raising awareness of animal issues.

The event will fittingly take place on Earth Day, April 22.