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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Minnesota Women's Political Caucus Annual Luncheon

This should be interesting.

November 28, 2007

Keesha Gaskins, Executive Director

Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus Welcomes Rep. Maxine Waters as Keynote Speaker for 29th Annual MWPC Luncheon

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) is proud to welcome Rep. Maxine Waters as keynote speaker for the 29th-annual MWPC Luncheon. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at Graves 601 Hotel, 601 1st Ave. N. , Minneapolis .

Rep. Waters represents California ’s 35th Congressional District. Throughout 29 years of public service, she has been known for tackling difficult issues. Waters is a champion for issues of concern to people of color, women, children and the poor, including economic development, expanded access to health care and equal justice under the law. She is lauded by African-American and women entrepreneurs for her work to expand contracting and procurement opportunities and to strengthen businesses. Long active in the women’s movement, Waters has given encouragement and financial support to women seeking public office.

She has long been an advocate for international peace, justice and human rights. Before her election to Congress, Waters was a leader in the movement to end apartheid and establish democracy in South Africa .

“Rep. Waters’ inspiring road to Congress and her commitment to equality for all have earned her respect and support from diverse communities across the nation,” said Kristin Tupa, MWPC Board President. “Having in the Twin Cities on MWPC’s behalf is a great honor.”

Other speakers at the event will include Lulu Flores, president of the National Women’s Political Caucus, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Betty McCollum. Funds raised at the MWPC Annual Luncheon will support MWPC programs.

MWPC is a grassroots, multi-partisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected and appointed office by identifying, recruiting, training and supporting pro-choice women candidates. Its goal is equality and equal representation of women at all levels of government. MWPC supports women's issues by lobbying at state and municipal levels of government, holding community meetings, facilitating educational events and working with community partners.