May 2014 Toni Atkins
Wednesday, May 21st The Sacramento Press Club is pleased to welcome California State Assembly Speaker-elect Toni Atkins and the 2014 SPC Journalism Scholarship Awards Speaker-Elect Toni Atkins was given the highest honor by her colleagues this spring when they elected her to become California’s 69th Speaker of the state Assembly. A Democrat who spent eight years on the San Diego City Council, Atkins has long advocated on issues such as affordable housing for veterans and reducing homelessness. As Majority Leader, she is already responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Assembly floor and has served as a member of Speaker John A. Perez’s leadership team. In following Perez, California’s first openly gay Speaker, Atkins becomes the first openly gay woman to serve in the role. Atkins is originally from southwestern Virginia and graduated from Emory & Henry College with a degree in political science with a focus on community organizing. She was first elected to the Assembly representing a San Diego-area district in 2010. Please join us as we welcome Speaker-Elect Atkins to the Sacramento Press Club and we hand out seven scholarships totaling $34,00 Capitol Plaza Ballroom 1025 9th Street, 3rd Floor Buffet Lunch 11:30 registration opens, lunch from 11:30 to 1:15 p.m. PLEASE NOTE EXTENDED TIME. Members $29, Non-Members $40. RSVP deadline is 5pm Monday, May 19th. After the RSVP deadline all lunches are $40 — members and non-members alike.