National Partnership for Women & Families

Valerie B. Jarrett To be Honored by Leading Women's Organization

Washington, D.C. — June 5, 2009 —

The National Partnership for Women & Families will honor Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison, and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, at its 2009 Annual Luncheon on Monday, June 15.

WHO:             Valerie B. Jarrett
WHAT:           National Partnership for Women & Families
                      2009 Annual Luncheon

WHEN:           Monday, June 15, 2009
                      11:30 a.m. (program begins at noon)

WHERE:          Hilton Washington Hotel
                      1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
NOTE:            Open to media  

National Partnership President Debra L. Ness will discuss the imperative to adopt meaningful health care reform that addresses the needs of women and their families, including vulnerable patients with multiple chronic conditions and their caregivers, and the urgent need to adopt paid sick days and other family-friendly policies.  The program will also include remarks from Ellen Malcolm, President of EMILY’s List and Chair of the National Partnership’s Board of Directors.  WRC-TV anchor Eun Yang will emcee. 

Valerie B. Jarrett is this year’s distinguished honoree and keynote speaker. She will address the Obama Administration’s commitment to women and families. As one of President Obama’s most trusted advisors, and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, Ms. Jarrett is leading the Administration’s work to improve economic security for women and families; help workers meet the demands of job and family; provide access to quality, affordable health care; and prevent violence against women.  The National Partnership is proud to celebrate Ms. Jarrett’s commitment and leadership as she advances an agenda critical to America’s women and families.

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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