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    Women and Pay Equity

    President Clinton commemorated the 35th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the Equal Pay Act. He and other speakers urged passage of legislation to strengthen the laws…

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    Second Annual Sister-to-Sister Fly-In

    Ms. Smith and Ms. Height addressed the second annual Sister-to-Sister Fly-In. Rep. McKinney is hosting the two day event which focuses on various issues that effect…

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    National Prayer Breakfast

    Participants gathered to hear from political and religious leaders at the 46th annual prayer breakfast. Senator Akaka served as the master of ceremonies for the…

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    National Council of Negro Women Convention

    Friends and colleagues from the fields of business and politics gathered to pay tribute to Ms. Height. She recently announced she is stepping down from her post as leader of the…

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    Human Rights Campaign Dinner

    The Human Rights Campaign held its annual national dinner. President Clinton gave the keynote address and it was the first time a sitting president participated in the gay and lesbian…

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    Women's Leadership Awards

    At its first annual meeting, the organization presented awards to several women leaders. In her keynote speech, Secretary Herman spoke about her five goals for the Labor Department,…

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    Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    After meeting with the president, Senator Kennedy and several other supporters others talked to reporters about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The law would expressly forbid…

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    Secretary of Labor Confirmation

    After meeting with Erskine Bowles, representatives of women’s, labor and other groups talked to reporters. They stressed their support for President Clinton’s Secretary of…

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    Washington Journal: Sunday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    African-American Women's Leadership Awards

    The NPCBW gave awards to six African-American women who have shown leadership in government or community service. Honorees such as Energy Secretary O’Leary addressed…

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    NGA Welfare Reform Plan

    Participants briefed reporters on their opposition to various aspects of the National Governors' Association’s recent proposal on welfare reform. They talked about how these…

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    National Prayer Breakfast

    In the annual prayer breakfast, the president and vice president, legislators and others gathered to share stories of religious inspiration. Rep. Geren and Senator Simpson…

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    African-American Issues in 1996 and Beyond

    Rep. Payne, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, moderated a panel discussion on campaign strategies for 1996. The focus was on the differences in issues since the 1992 election…

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    Freedom Awards

    Ms. Height and Mr. Wiesel received Freedom Awards after delivering remarks.

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    Million Man March

    Coverage of the Million Man March included open phones segments, live crowd shots, interviews with rally participants on the Mall, and speeches by African-American men from all walks of…

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    State of America's Children

    The participants released the Children’s Defense Fund’s annual yearbook on the state of America’s children. They also answered questions from the press.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

    Ms. Height spoke at the 22nd Annual "Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration". She has been involved in civil rights since the mid 1930's, and worked closely with Dr. King.

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    Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards

    During an afternoon ceremony in the White House East Room, President Clinton presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom--the highest honor given to a civilian--to the following…

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    Violence Against Women

    Participants discussed the issue of violence toward women as portrayed in media. They specifically addressed violence toward minority women and focused on recommendations to cure the…

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    30th Anniversary March on Washington

    Civil rights activists spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the 30th Anniversary March on Washington entitled, “Jobs, Justice and Peace.” The march, whose…

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