Mayor of Houston to Speak at National Press Club

Mayor of Houston to Speak at National Press Club

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annise-parkerAnnise Parker, Mayor of Houston and member of President Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, will speak at National Press Club luncheon December 10.  In a wide-ranging speech, she’ll talk about doing good in politics, making the energy capital of the U.S. clean and sustainable and fighting discrimination.

Parker, a Democrat and one of the first openly gay big-city mayors in the U.S told the Houston Chronicle: “I’m not the gay mayor of Houston, I’m the mayor of Houston.”  Still she continues to fight discrimination and advocate for equal rights for gay couples.

She secured her third and final term on November 5 and plans to focus on creating jobs, promoting economic growth, rebuilding streets and drainage and financial accountability. She says she will try to end Houston’s profligate water usage and boost conservation.

On November 1, President Obama picked Parker to join Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience and advise the administration on how the federal government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with extreme weather and other climate impacts.

The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2 p.m. The cost of luncheon admission is$21 for National Press Club members and $35 non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook at ( and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance and during the live event by sending them to @QNPCLunch on Twitter. Or email a question in advance, type PARKER in the subject line and send to before 10 a.m. on the day of  event.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

The National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists with more than 3,300 members worldwide representing every major news organization. More than 250,000 people visit the Club each year  to attend more than 2,000 events. The Club was founded in 1908 and is on the web at

Source: National Press Club



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