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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Saturday, March 8

GENERAL

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March 6 - 8. CPAC 2014 — The Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) holds their annual conference. http://www.cpac.org/schedule-events

Highlights:

9:15 a.m. Jenny Beth Martin, President & Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots.

9:30 a.m. Daniel Hannan, Member of European Parliament, European Conservatives and Reformists.

12:50 p.m. Dr. Ben Carson, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

1:10 p.m. Jim DeMint, President, The Heritage Foundation.

1:25 p.m. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House.

4:30 p.m. Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska.

Location: Gaylord National Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD.

Notes: Media registration via website.

March 8 - 11. 2014 NMA COLLOQUIUM — National Colloquium on African American Health on reducing or eliminating "racial and ethnic disparities in health care". http://nmanet.org/index.php?option=com\_content&view=article&id=170&Itemid=218

Highlights:

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) will be the keynote speaker and recipient of the Louis Stokes Health Policy Award.

Location: Marriott-Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW.

Contacts: healthpolicy@nmanet.org

March 8 - 12. NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE — National League of cities holds their 2014 Congressional City Conference. Keynote Speaker : Gov. Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania, Building America's Future Presentation of Findings, Tech Jobs, Opportunity and Metro Growth: Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, PPI, Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth: Diana Carew, Economist, PPI, Investing for Growth: A Mayors Perspective; Chris Coleman, President of the National League of Cities, Mayor of St. Paul; Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City; Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa, Arizona. Moderator: Fawn Johnson, National Journal. http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Rd. Washington.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. GW - STEM EXHIBIT — The George Washington University, in partnership with the Morgridge Family Foundation and the Smithsonian Science Education Center, will host one of the region's largest interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) exhibitions. "Share Fair" will bring together dozens of exhibitors and hundreds of educators from pre-K through 12th grade and higher education to share innovative approaches to improving education. https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1381705

Location: The George Washington University, Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd St. NW.

Contacts: Dave Andrews, daveandrews@gwu.edu, 202-994-5631

March 8 - 9. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. COLOMBIAN VOTERS IN DC - ELECTIONS — Local locations for Elections for Colombian Senate, House Representatives and the Andean Parliament will be held today through Sunday March 9, 2014, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Contact: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group, 1300 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 950, 202-822-9491.

Highlights:

Voting at: Colombian Consulate, 1107 17th Street, NW, Suite 1007.

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MORNING

7:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. SALLY FIELD - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY — Actress Sally Field will join more than 200 women on the National Mall (10th Street NW) in Washington, D.C. for the first Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk to be held in the nations capital. Sponsored by Bank of America, a partner of Vital Voices, the walk is one of 45 global events held in 30 countries to mark International Womens Day. 8:00 AM - Participant check in and pairing with mentors. 8:45 AM - Keynote speakers address participants. Speakers: Cindy Dyer, Vital Voices; Urvi Bham, Bank of America. Hafsat Abiola, Vital Voices (woman in global network). Sally Field, Vital Voices (board member). 9:15 AM - Walk begins. 10:15 AM - Walk ends and closing remarks begin; Interview/photo. MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Crowson; Weber Shandwick for Bank of America, 202-585-2042.

Location: National Mall at 10th Street NW.

On the Net: http://www.vitalvoices.org/node/627

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