NEWS RELEASE
Office of Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr.


June 12, 2000 Media Inquiries: Sean Caine 410-576-6357

ATTORNEY GENERAL CURRAN, FIRST LADY SPEAK TODAY IN SUPPORT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

Baltimore - Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., will join First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, other members of the nation's law enforcement community, and Administration officials and lawmakers, in highlighting the need for re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The purpose of the event is to underscore the success of VAWA and the need for Congress to re-authorize its programs and strengthen the law. Attorney General Curran, co-chair of the Family Violence Council, will stress the importance of VAWA to Marylanders.

EVENT: Violence Against Women Act Re-authorization

DATE: TODAY, June 12, 2000

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 450, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C.

** This event is open press. Press who are not credentialed by the White House should fax on company letterhead their full name, date of birth, social security number to the First Lady's Press Office at 202-456-7805.

First escort from White House Briefing Room for pre-set: 11:30 a.m.

Final escort from White House Briefing Room: 12:15 p.m.

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