National Partnership for Women & Families

MEDIA ADVISORY: First Lady Michelle Obama to Keynote 40th Anniversary Celebration

National Partnership for Women & Families is Forty, Feisty -- and Fabulous!
Washington, D.C. — June 6, 2011 —
The National Partnership for Women & Families will welcome keynote speaker Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, to its 2011 annual luncheon on Thursday, June 9.

WHO:
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

WHAT:
National Partnership for Women & Families 2011 Annual Luncheon celebrating 40 years of accomplishment.

WHEN:
11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011 (program begins at noon)

WHERE:
Ballroom, Hilton Washington Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

NOTE:
Media must have valid press credential and are encouraged to RSVP in advance to Sadie Kliner at 202-986-2600 or skliner@nationalpartnership.org. Crews must be set-up in the ballroom for a 9:30 AM sweep.

DETAILS:
At the event, National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra L. Ness will discuss next steps in making the nation more fair and family friendly, and implementing health reform, and discuss recent actions by the House of Representatives that are hostile to women’s interests. She will talk about the National Partnership’s four decades of work to promote fairness in the workplace; improve access to quality, affordable health care; and advocate for policies that help workers meet the dual demands of work and family.

The program will include remarks by: Ellen Malcolm, Chair of the Boards of Directors of EMILY’s List and the National Partnership; Sally Susman, corporate chair of the event, National Partnership board member and Executive Vice President, Policy, External Affairs & Communications, Pfizer Inc.; and WRC-TV’s anchor Eun Yang, who will serve as emcee.

Contact

Sadie Kliner (202) 986-2600 skliner@nationalpartnership.org

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 www.NationalPartnership.org.

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