Press Release
Leading Women’s Group’s Annual Gala to Feature Speeches From Freshmen Congresswomen Deb Haaland and Lauren Underwood, Special Tribute to Founder of EMILY’s List

The National Partnership for Women & Families will hold its annual gala this Thursday, June 13 at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The event looks at the challenges facing the nation’s women and families and the programs and policies women need.

WHO: Distinguished Honorees, United States Reps. Deb Haaland (N.M.-1) and Lauren Underwood (Ill.-14)

Founder and Chair of the Board of EMILY’s List, Ellen Malcolm

National Partnership President Debra L. Ness

WHAT: National Partnership for Women & Families Gala Dinner

WHEN: 6:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 13, 2019. The program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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

NOTE: Media must have a valid press credential and are encouraged to RSVP in advance to Mariah Kitchin at

DETAILS: The event, emceed by CNN Political Commentator Karen Finney, will feature remarks from Haaland and Underwood, as well as National Partnership President Debra L. Ness, who will discuss the National Partnership’s vision for creating a more equitable country and achieving lasting change that all women and families deserve.

The program will also include remarks by Partner and Co-Head of the Global Antitrust Practice at Clifford Chance Sharis Arnold Pozen, who is chair of the National Partnership’s board of directors, and a tribute to Ellen Malcolm, founder of EMILY’s List.

For more information, contact us:

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About the National Partnership for Women & Families

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help all people meet the dual demands of work and family.

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