ADVISORY: Dorothy McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia, to Address Local Advocates on Ways to Cut Poverty and Build Opportunity
Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m. in Norfolk, Virginia, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe will be the keynote speaker at an event hosted by the Center for American Progress and the Virginia Civic Engagement Table. During her remarks, she will speak on childhood hunger in Virginia and ways to increase opportunity for children throughout the state. The first lady will discuss the intersection of poverty and criminal justice issues in the wake of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) recent announcement last week that focused on granting voting rights to people with felony convictions.
The speech will kick off a day-long summit on ways to cut poverty, build opportunity, and advance economic security for the citizens of Virginia. Nearly 100 local, state, and national advocates, policymakers, and legislators will be in attendance and participate in discussions on topics such as climate resilience, labor standards, removing barriers to opportunity for people with criminal records, and place-based solutions to revitalizing high-poverty neighborhoods.
First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe
Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E Main St.
Norfolk, VA, 23510
Members of the media interested in attending the speech by First Lady McAuliffe, please RSVP to Liz Bartolomeo at 202.481.8151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.