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Wendy Davis, the Democratic state senator from Texas who captured the attention of the nation when she filibustered a Republican-led abortion bill, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon August 5.
Davis’s 13-hour filibuster made her a national figure and she has been mentioned as a gubernatorial candidate in Texas. A graduate of Harvard Law, Davis was a single mother at 19 and worked two jobs to finance her education culminating in her degree from Harvard. She was the first in her family to receive a college degree.
Davis will speak of the political climate in Texas and Washington and her future plans.
The luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $21 for Club members and one guest. Tickets are $35 for non-members.
Club members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the luncheon to attend the VIP reception.
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The National Press Club
The National Press Club, a private club for journalists and communications professionals, has been a Washington institution for more than a century. It is also a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for sophisticated clients from around the globe. And while these are the Club’s functions, its mission is to be The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. It is a social and business organization dedicated to supporting the ongoing improvement of the profession of journalism.