PETA - ELEPHANTS - OBAMA EVENTS -- PETA to appear with "elephant" - someone in an elephant costume holding a sign that reads, "Mr. President: Tell USDA to Confiscate Beaten Circus Elephants" to urge the President to order the USDA to confiscate "crippled and beaten" elephants from circuses.
Contacts: RSVP to Sophia Charchuk SophiaC@peta.org (323-644-7382, ext. 2298)
On the Net: www.PETA.org
Notes: PETA's elephant will appear at several of President Obama's speeches across the country.
Sept. 6 - 15. TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP -- The 14th Round of TPP Negotiations. http://www.ustr.gov/tpp
Sept. 12 - 14. NAFCUS 2012 CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS -- National Association of Federal Credit Unions 2012 Congressional Caucus. Multiple addresses by members of Congress. See website for full list. Contact Patty Briotta at email@example.com to pre-register. For more information: http://www.nafcu.org/caucus/?utm_source=NAFCU&utm_medium=Homepage+Main+Image&utm_campaignCC12&utm_termtheme
NAFCU to Announce Landmark Study on Credit Unions. Participants: Robert Feinberg Ph.D., professor of economics at American University; Douglas Meade, Ph.D., director of research at Interindustry Economic Research Fund, Inc.; David Carrier, Ph.D., chief economist and director of research at NAFCU; and Dan Berger, executive vice president of government affairs at NAFCU. Press Qand A follows. Location: Grand Ballroom.
7:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.), Policy co-chair, Blue Dog Coalition; member, House Committees on Energy and Commerce and Veterans Affairs Committee; Rep. Steve J. Chabot (R-Ohio), chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia; member, House Committees on Small Business and Judiciary; Theodore Tozer, president, Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae); Carol Galante, acting commissioner, Federal Housing Administration and Assistant Secretary for Housing; Gigi Hyland, board member, National Credit Union Administration; Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), chairman, House Committee on Homeland Security; member, House Committee on Financial Services and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), member, House Financial Services Committee; chair, Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs; Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), chairman, Republican Policy Committee; member, House Committees on Budget and Ways and Means; Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), member, Foreign Affairs and Financial Services Committees; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair, Democratic National Committee, House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, Chief Deputy Whip; member, House Committee on the Budget.
CRAIG ROMNEY -- The youngest son of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney makes several campaign-related appearances in Virginia.
11:30 a.m. Craig Romney holds meet and greet. Prince William West Victory Office 10286 Bristow Center Drive, Bristow, VA. Romney Press Office: 857-288-3610.
2 p.m. Craig Romney holds meet and greet. Arlington Victory Office 3811 N Fairfax Drive, Suite 750, Arlington, VA.
4 p.m. Craig Romney, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez will host a Hispanic small business dialogue. Prototype Productions Inc., 21641 Beaumeade Circle, Suite 301, Ashburn, VA. Contact Thomas Forman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 571-405-5654.
Sept. 14 - 16. VALUES VOTER SUMMIT -- Hosted by the Family Research Council; billed as "the premier conservative event of 2012."
8:40 a.m. - 12 p.m. Morning Plenary Session. Confirmed participants include: Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.); Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.); Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.); House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Regency Ballroom.
10:30 a.m. Address by Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. To register for press credentials, please e-mail your name, title, news outlet, phone number and (optional) twitter handle to email@example.com. Press credentials will be distributed beginning at 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 13, and after 9:00 AM on Friday. Credentials can be picked up in the media filing center at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Please note that due to increased security, TV crews must be set up by 4:30 AM on Friday. TV crews and photographers will also need to sign a location release form, which will be available upon arrival. Questions can be directed to the FRC Action press team at 202-587-4732.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Afternoon Plenary Session. Confirmed participants include: Tim Wildmon, President, AFA Action; Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Va.); Representative Steve King (R-Iowa); Gary Bauer, President, American Values; Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio); Representative Allen West (R-Fla.). Regency Ballroom.
7:30 p.m. Leo Johnson, the Facilities Manager at the Family Research Council who was shot and wounded by a gunman on August 15, will receive an award for heroism.
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Evening Plenary Session. Confirmed participants include Lt. Col. Oliver North (ret.). Regency Ballroom.
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW.
Contacts: n/a, 202-393-2100
On the Net: http://valuesvotersummit.org/
Sept. 14 - 17. NATIONAL ARCHIVES - FIFTH PAGE -- As part of the celebration of the documents 225th anniversary, the National Archives will for the first time exhibit the so-called "Fifth Page of the Constitution of the United States. It will be on display from Friday, September 14, through Monday, September 17, 2012, in the East Rotunda Gallery in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.
Contacts: Public Affairs staff 202-357-5300
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EVANGELICALS FOR PEACE -- "A Summit on Christian Moral Responsibility in the 21st Century." Jointly sponsored by Peace Catalyst International, the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, Sojourners, Evangelicals for Social Action, and the World Evangelical Alliance.
Location: Georgetown University, Copley Hall Formal Lounge, 37th St. NW.
On the Net: http://peace-catalyst.net/evangelicals-for-peace
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PONARS EURASIA POLICY CONFERENCE 2012 -- The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs will host the fifth annual Program on new Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia Conference (PONARS), consisting of panel sessions based on policy memos written by PONARS Eurasia scholars and specialists. For a link to the full schedule, visit: http://ponarseurasia.org/blog/2012-conference/ RSVP at: http://tinyurl.com/PONARSEurasia2012
Location: City View Room, 7th Floor, 1957 E Street NW.
Notes: Attendees should RSVP. Media should contact Nick Massella at 202-994-8025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. IDB - HOSTS PERFORMERS FROM RIO SLUMS -- Young performers from Rio slums visit DC high school to show a way toward a brighter future. Media invited to workshop and performance.
Sept. 14 - 15. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. POLITICAL CARTOON FESTIVAL -- The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, in partnership with George Washington Universitys School of Media and Public Affairs, hosts !&% CARTOONS!! A Festival Celebrating the Political Cartoon, featuring hundreds of cartoonists and caricaturists from around the world.
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University.
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CSIS - INTER-AMERICAN DIALOGUE - PANAMA -- "Panama: Beyond the Canal." With featured speakers: Juan Carlos Varela, Vice President, Republic of Panama; Gerardo Solms, Magistrate, Electoral Tribunal; Guillermo Adames, President, National Council of Journalism; Guillermo Chapman, Chairman, INDESA; Frank de Lima, Minister of the Economy, Republic of Panama.
Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K St. NW.
Contacts: CSIS, 202-887-0200
10 a.m. OAS - CITIZEN SAFETY -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, will present the "Report on Citizen Security in the Americas 2012" at the National Press Club.
Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th Street NW.
Contacts: OAS, 202-458-3379
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. AEI - BENGHAZI, CAIRO -- After Benghazi and Cairo: The new face of the Middle East? Was the violence coordinated? Do they represent a new extremist Middle East? What should the U.S. Government do? Panelists: Brian Katulis, Center for American Progress; Hisham Melhem, Al Arabiya News Channel; Danielle Pletka, AEI.
11 a.m. HERITAGE - FEDERALISM -- "State Sovereignty and Federalism: The Unconstitutional Expansion of the National Government." Featuring Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens; Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt; Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange; Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. Hosted by former U.S. Attorney General Edwin C. Meese.
Location: 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE.
Contacts: Heritage Foundation, 202-675-1761
11:30 a.m. FAITH LEADERS - BUDGET -- Faith leaders hold a conference call to offer "a vision for the nation's priorities that stands in stark contrast to the budget put forth by vice presidential candidate and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). With Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director, NETWORK; Sandy Sorenson, director, Washington office, United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries; Alan van Capelle, CEO, Bend the Arc, Jewish Partnership for Justice.
11:45 a.m. USDA - SCHOOL MEAL REQUIREMENTS -- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Janey Thornton will host a media conference call to announce new grants to support schools as they strive to serve healthy food, provide nutrition education, and create an environment focused on healthy eating and physical activity.
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