• California Attorney General Xavier Becerra- May 15

    Since Gov. Jerry Brown appointed him to the post in January, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) has jumped feet first into California’s resistance to Trump Administration policies. He is using the courts to oppose Trump’s travel bans, cuts to women’s’ health care services, and rollbacks of environmental standards. He also continues with the everyday business of the state’s top law enforcement officer while he prepares to run in the 2018 election to keep his position. The SPC invited Becerra to discuss his new role and his plans to lead California’s Department of Justice.

    A Sacramento native and a graduate of C.K. McClatchy High School, Becerra became Attorney General after representing central Los Angeles in Congress for more than 20 years. He also worked as a deputy attorney general under John Van de Kamp and served in the California Assembly for two years before running for Congress. Becerra received undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University.

    About the lunch:
    Date: Monday, May 15
    Time: 11:30 registration opens, lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Where: State Building & Construction Trades Council at 1231 I St, Suite 302
    Online luncheon sales have sold out. Entry may be purchased at the door.

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  • CA Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, May 25- Non-Member

    In an unprecedented letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Chief John Kelly, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye recently asked that immigration arrests in state courthouses be halted because they undermine the judiciary’s ability to provide equal access to those coming to a courthouse. After Sessions and Kelly said the arrests would not stop, Cantil-Sakauye maintained in a Washington Post op-ed piece that the federal actions threaten the balance between the three branches of government. “This goes to the core of our system of government, built on the principle of checks and balances,” she wrote.

    Please join us as we host a discussion with Cantil-Sakauye and Sacramento Bee Editorial Page Editor Dan Morain at our May 25 luncheon.

    Cantil-Sakauye became chief justice in January 2011 after being appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). She served for more than 20 years as a judge in California trial and appellate courts in Sacramento before joining the state’s highest court. A native of Sacramento, she is a graduate of C.K. McClatchy High School and attended Sacramento City College before graduating from University of California, Davis with honors. She holds a law degree from the U.C. Davis Martin Luther King Jr. School of Law.

    This event is also our annual scholarship luncheon. The Sacramento Press Club will present $34,000 in scholarships to seven college students who show promise in the field of journalism. Please note the luncheon will end later than usual because of our scholarship presentations.

    May 25th, 2017 11:30 AM   through   1:30 PM
    1231 I Street
    State Building and Construction Trades Council Conference Center
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    United States
    Non-Member Lunch $ 40.00

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  • Julie Soderlund Memorial Scholarship Fund & Event

    On Wednesday, April 19th from 6-8pm at Ten22, the SPC celebrated Julie Soderlund’s impact and legacy on the Capitol community as we raised funds for a Sacramento Press Club scholarship in her honor.

    Only 70 tickets were available, which included complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar.

    Nearly one year ago, we lost one of our best and brightest to cancer. Known to the Capitol press corps as “Thumbs” for her speedy typing during media scrums outside Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office, Julie was respected by reporters and colleagues alike for her professionalism, work ethic and talent.

    During her time in Sacramento, Julie held various positions such as Governor Schwarzenegger’s Deputy Press Secretary, Press Secretary for his re-election campaign, Deputy Campaign Manager for Communications for Carly Fiorina’s U.S. Senate campaign and junior partner of Wilson-Miller Communications. In 2012, Julie accepted a position with an international company based in Lausanne, Switzerland; once there, she quickly rose to the position of Vice President of Communications. Julie passed away on April 28, 2016, due to complications associated with Stage IV melanoma; she was 38 years old.

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    LEARN MORE:

    –Julie’s blog: http://www.mydetourdeforce.com/

    –Ex-Schwarzenegger communications aide Julie Soderlund dies at 38: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article74712142.html

    –Remembering Julie Soderlund: http://www.girlsonthegrid.com/julie-soderlund/

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  • Dr. Anthony Iton, Sr. VP of Health Communities at the California Endowment – March 21

    Dr. Anthony Iton, senior vice president of healthy communities at the California Endowment, joined the Sacramento Press Club to discuss new research showing an unprecedented spike in death rates of rural, white Californians. In Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties, death rates for whites were 40 percent higher than the overall death rate for whites in recent years. Iton was preparing to announce statewide findings, and discussed his results as Congress was poised to repeal or reduce the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid coverage that would hit the Central Valley hardest. While President Trump largely carried the region, it also had some of the highest rates of Medicaid participation, poverty and unemployment in the state. Iton discussed placed-based health outcomes and why your zip code is more powerful than your genetic code.

    As senior vice president of healthy communities at the Endowment, Iton oversees Building Healthy Communities, a 10-year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative launched in 2010 to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities most devastated by health inequities into places where all people have an opportunity to thrive.

    About the lunch:
    Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Time: 11:30 registration opens, lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Where: State Building & Construction Trades Council at 1231 I St, Suite 302

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  • Now accepting 2017 Journalism Scholarship Applications

    The Sacramento Press Club is now accepting online applications for the 2017 Journalism Scholarship Awards! Seven scholarships totaling $34,000 will be awarded, including two new scholarships honoring Steve Swatt and Julie Soderlund! If you are an Undergraduate or Graduate student in the field of Journalism, you are encouraged to apply. For more information about the scholarships available and eligibility requirements, visit https://sacpressclub.org/scholarships/

    The deadline is March 31, 2017.

  • The Press Secretary – February 27

    President Trump’s controversial press secretary Sean Spicer is redefining the role of a press secretary — and being spoofed on Saturday Night Live in the process. Five former California gubernatorial press spokespersons will share their war stories, advice and thoughts on their roles and their relationships with the media.

    Our panelists are:
    Gil Duran, Press Secretary to Gov. Jerry Brown
    Margita Thompson, Press Secretary to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Steve Maviglio, Press Secretary to Gov. Gray Davis
    Kevin Eckery, Press Secretary to Gov. Pete Wilson
    Rob Stutzman, Communications Director Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to Attorney General Dan Lungren

    About the lunch:
    Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
    Time: 11:30 registration opens, lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Where: State Building & Construction Trades Council at 1231 I St, Suite 302
    RSVP deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5pm
    Cost: $29 members/$40 non-members

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