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EVENT: NEW DEMOCRATIC NETWORK holds its Spring Political Conference.

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. - Opening Remarks

Joe Andrew, Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Former National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

Governor Mark Warner, D-VA

10:15 a.m. - National Hispanic Politics featuring poll by Bendixen and Associates, discussing the evolving state of the Hispanic electorate

Sergio Bendixen, Bendixen and Associates

Rep. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus

U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes D-TX, Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

11:30 a.m. - Simon Rosenberg, President, NDN

Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, Introduction by U.S. Representative Adam Smith (WA-9)

12:30 p.m. -- Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-CT

Rep. Cal Dooley, D-CA

1:15 p.m. - National Political Overview featuring poll by Penn, Schoen, Berland and Associates, discussing the current national political climate

Mark Penn, Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates

Mike McCurry, Chief Executive Officer, Grassroots Inc., and former White House Press Secretary

U.S. Representative Jane Harman (CA-36)

2: 15 p.m. - Candidate Panel, discussing competitive races across the nation

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, Moderator

Senate Candidate Ron Kirk, D-TX

House Candidate Henry Cuellar, D-TX

House Candidate Rahm Emanuel, D-IL

6:30 p.m. - Dinner Reception, Palm Court, Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, (Closed Press)

7:15 p.m. - Dinner - A Tribute to New Democrat Incumbent Senators, Columbus Club, Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Avenue, D-DE (Closed Press)

Sen. Evan Bayh D-IN, Master of Ceremony

Sen. Blanche Lincoln D-AR, Master of Ceremony

Sen. Jean Carnahan, D-MO, Honoree

Sen. Max Cleland, D-GA, Honoree

Sen. Tim Johnson, D-SD, Honoree

Sen. Mary Landrieu D-LA, Honoree

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-544-9200

WEB ADDRESS:newdem.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a conference Social Security and Hispanic Americans.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Opening Remarks--F. A. Hayek Auditorium

Edward H. Crane, President, Cato Institute

Juan Carlos Iturregui, Executive Director, Hispanic Business Roundtable

9:15 a.m. - Fidel Vargas, Vice President, Reliant Equity Investors, Commissioner

President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security

10 a.m. - Panel 1: The Hispanic Stake in Social Security Reform

Lourdes Meluza, National Correspondent, Univision

Marta Metelko, Executive Director, Republican National Hispanic Assembly

Linda Chavez, President, Center for Equal Opportunity

Robert Deposada, President, Latino Coalition

Fernando Torres-Gil, Director, Center for Policy Research on Aging, School of Public Policy and Social Research, UCLA

11:30 a.m. - Hispanics as Investors

Moderator--Natalie Morales, Anchor, MSNBC

Refugio Rochin, Director, Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives

Moctesuma Esparza, producer, Esparza/Katz

Javier Jimenez, Investment Executive, Wedbush Morgan Securities

Julie Stav, Author, Fund Your Future and Get Your Share

1:30 p.m. - Introduction--Bob Castro, Deputy Chief of Staff

Rep. E. Clay Shaw, Jr.

José Piñera, Former Minister of Labor and Social Security, Chile

Panel 3: The Great Debate:

Should Social Security be Privatized?

Armando Guzman, President, The Armando Group

John Cobin, Investment Adviser, First Montauk Security Corp.

Ian Vásquez, Director, Project on Global Economic Liberty, Cato Institute

Eric Rodriguez, Director, Economic Mobility Project

National Council of La Raza

Marta Sotomayor, President and CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS holds its national housing conference.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:15 a.m. - Boston Mayor and Conference President Thomas Menino

San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown

Nicolas Retsinas, Director, Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies

9:15 a.m. - Jim Margo, President, Long Island Housing Partnership

Bill Novelli, CEO, American Association of Retired Persons

Dr. Richard Levinson, Assoc. Dir., American Public Health Association

10:15 a.m. - Rick Lazio, CEO, Financial Services Forum

10:45 a.m. - John Weicher, Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD

Conrad Egan, Executive Director, Millenial Housing Commission

Sheila Crowley, President, National Low-Income Housing Coalition

11:45 p.m. - Press availability

12:15 p.m. - Sen. Jack Reed, Chair, Senate Housing and Transportation Subcommittee

Henry Cisneros, President, American City Vista, former HUD Secretary

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: Embassy Row Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-293-7330

WEB ADDRESS: usmayors.org/uscm.home.asp

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE hosts the World Economic Forum's USA Meeting 2002.

AGENDA: Highlighted speakers:

Robert Zoellick, U.S. Trade Representative

Pascal Lamy, Commissioner, Trade, European Commission (by videoconference)

Thomas J. Ridge, Director of the U.S. Office of Homeland Security

Paul D. Wolfowitz, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense

Tom DeLay (R-TX), House Majority Whip

Javier Solana Madariaga, E.U. High Representative for the Common Foreign

and Security Policy, Secretary-General of the Council

Kenneth W. Dam, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

Charles James, U.S. Assistant Attorney General

Joel I. Klein, Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann

James Copeland, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Rep. Michael Oxley (R-OH), Chairman House Financial Services Committee

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds a program featuring Ambassador from Brazil Clodoaldo Hugueney and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Peter Allgeier discussing their perspectives on market access negotiations in the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the World Trade Organization negotiations and their linkage to the FTAA, and Trade Promotion Authority legislation.

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: University Club, 1135 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL SEA GRANT COLLEGE Program Shark Attack News Conference & Science Briefing. The public perception of the risk of shark bites and attacks was heightened through intensive news media coverage following last summer's shark attack fatalities. The press briefing will aim to put the risk of shark attacks in perspective

WHO: The speakers are:

George Burgess, Director, International Shark Attack File, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

Robert E. Hueter, Director Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL

Rebecca Lent, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, and former Chief of Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NOAA Fisheries, Silver Spring, MD.

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-662-7095,

WEB ADDRESS: seagrantnews.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: US COUNCIL FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH holds a news conference and ride-and-drive demonstration highlighting diesel-powered vehicles.

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: Rayburn Foyer Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 0202-841-1963

WEB ADDRESS: uscar.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: PEW FORUM ON RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE holds a program on "Reconciling Obligations: Accommodating Religious Practice on the Job."

AGENDA: Highlights:

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. - History of Relevant Law, Legislation and Enforcement Efforts

Roberto Corrada, University of Denver Law School

Richard Foltin, American Jewish Committee

David Frank, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

David Lachmann, Minority Staff, Judiciary Committee, House of Representatives

Avi Schick, Office of the New York State Attorney General

11 a.m. - Religion in the Private Workplace: Perspectives of Business, Labor and Religious Observants

Sharifa Alkhateeb, North American Council for Muslim Women

Nathan Diament, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America

Stuart J. Lark, Christian Legal Society

Lawrence Lorber, Proskauer Rose LLP

Manjit Singh, Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Taskforce (SMART)

Mitch Tyner, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Representative of AFL-CIO

12:30 p.m. -- Lunch and Address: The Past, Present, and Future of Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

Address: Nathan Lewin, Attorney, Lewin & Lewin

Discussion: moderated by Melissa Rogers, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency- Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, Dc

CONTACT: 202/955-5075

WEB ADDRESS:pewforum.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR HEARING HEALTH AND VIASYS HEALTHCARE hold a news conference to discuss the importance of newborn hearing screening. Considering that hearing loss is our nation's number one birth defect and a reliable hearing test costs as little as $20, it is unbelievable that all infants are not automatically screened at birth,

WHO: The speakers are:

Kassie & Jim DePaiva, One Life to Live actors and parents of a child with hearing loss

Louis Z. Cooper, M.D., President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Karl White, Ph.D., Director of National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

Elizabeth E. Thorp, Director of the National Campaign for Hearing Health

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-NY, Congressional Hearing Health Caucus Co-Chair

Rep. Jim Ryun, R-KS, Congressional Hearing Health Caucus Co-Chair

Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-CT

Elvir Causevic, D.Sc., and Mike Scholin, MS, CCC-A, GSI Infant Hearing Screening Demo

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: 485 Russell Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-289-5850

WEB ADDRESS: nchh.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: US INSTITUTE OF PEACE holds a issues briefing on "Afghanistan: A Regional Perspective."

WHO: The speakers are:

William Milam, Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan

Joseph Presel, Former U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan

Richard Kauzlarich, Director, Special Initiative on the Muslim World, U.S. Institute of Peace

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: United States Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-429-3832

WEB ADDRESS:usip.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: COALITION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION holds a news conference to discuss education disaster facing over 75,000 financial aid applicants who have lost loans and grants for college due to drug convictions.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA

Julie Fernandes, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Jennifer Collier, National Policy For the Legal Action Center

Larry Zaglaniczny, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: House Triangle, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-8997

WEB ADDRESS: raiseyourvoice.com

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled on "Next Steps for the President's Faith-Based Initiative."

WHO: The speakers are:

Jim Towey, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Joe Loconte, William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents director Michael Kahn, celebrating 15 years at the Folger Theater.

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR POLICY INNOVATION presents "What Critics Are Saying about Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising: And Why They Are Wrong."

WHO: The speakers are:

Art Linkletter, Honorary Chairman, United Seniors Association, "Who's Afraid of Informed Seniors?"

John Calfee, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, "What Does DTC Advertising Do?"

Merrill Matthews Jr., Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Institute for Policy Innovation, "Does DTC Advertising Increase the Cost of Drugs?"

Tom Giovanetti, President, Institute for Policy Innovation

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: Room HC 5, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 888-557-4474

WEB ADDRESS: ipi.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: REFUGEE COUNCIL USA holds a news conference releasing a six-month status report on refugee arrivals and discusses next steps mark the six-month anniversary of the President's signing of the Presidential Determination to admit 70,000 refugees by October 1, 2002. The Council will release a status report on the state of the US refugee resettlement program six months after the signing of the Determination.

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: U.S. Capitol, Room SC4, Washington, D.C

CONTACT: 202/541-5402

WEB ADDRESS: ncccusa.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: U.S. PHARMACOPEIA holds a telephone news conference releasing its MedMARxSM 2000 Report. The report is the most comprehensive and current compilation of medication error data submitted by hospitals and health systems nationwide.

DATE: May 21, 2002

CONTACT: Sherrie Borden, 301-816-8268.

WEB ADDRESS: usp.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a conference "New Developments in Electric Market Restructuring."

AGENDA: Highlights:

1 p.m. - Welcoming Remarks

1:15 p.m. - Overview of Market Restructuring: Issues and Direction

1:30 p.m. - Keynote address by William Hogan, Harvard University

2:15 p.m. - Wholesale Markets and RTO Formation

4 p.m. - Role of Demand Response in Competitive Power Markets

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: MOBALIZE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE holds a rally then race to the World Bank to draw attention to the links between poverty in the U.S. and abroad.

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-288-2283

WEB ADDRESS: globalizethis.org

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on "Litigating for Gender Equality."

WHO: The speakers are:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court

Marcia Greenberger, Co-President, National Women's Law Center

Michael Maurer, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a book launch entitled "Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights," with Philippa Strum, Director, Division of United States Studies and author, Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights.

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a book launch for "Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground," featuring author Julia E. Sweig, senior fellow and deputy director of Latin American Studies."

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 212-434-9537

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE INSTITUTION OF WASHINGTON Capital Science lectures presents Maxine F. Singer, president, Carnegie Institution of Washington discussing "NOVA's "Cracking the Code of Life" discussing Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language.

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: 1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: carnegieinstitution.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents author Kevin Phillips discussing and signing copies of Wealth And Democracy: The Dangerous Politics of American Prosperity which is a liberal analysis written by a conservative. He demonstrates that since he wrote The Politics of Rich and Poor eleven years ago, the global upheaval in finance and technology has contributed to a much greater concentration of wealth, while people with middle and lower incomes have lost their foothold, in comparison.

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER AND KOREA SOCIETY present Hannuri Arts Group performing traditional Korean Music and Dance.

DATE: May 21, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

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