National Partnership for Women & Families

Governor Deval Patrick to be Honored By Leading Women's Organization

The National Partnership for Women & Families will honor Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick at its 2008 Annual Luncheon on June 20.
Washington, D.C. — April 22, 2008 —

WHO:  Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
WHAT:  National Partnership for Women & Families
             2008 Annual Luncheon

WHEN:  Friday, June 20, 2008
             11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Hilton Washington Hotel
             1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
NOTE: Media must bring identification and are encouraged to RSVP in advance to Sarah Heynen at 202/986-2600 or  

National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra Ness will speak, discussing health care reform as well as recent federal and state progress on family-friendly issues.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is one of the nation’s most talented and innovative leaders and fastest rising political stars.  In 2006, he became the Commonwealth’s first African-American Governor, winning office with a message of community and hard work.  Governor Patrick has leadership experience at the top levels of business, government and advocacy work.  As Governor, he is encouraging civic engagement and focusing on education, health care, and economic development.  The National Partnership shares Governor Patrick’s vision of justice and equality.

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at

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