Dr. Jill Biden to be Honored at Congressman Cicilline's Fourth Annual Women's Luncheon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November 17th luncheon will also highlight outstanding Rhode Island women

PROVIDENCE, RI - Congressman David Cicilline (R-01) will welcome Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, as a special guest and honoree at his 4th annual Women's Luncheon on Monday, November 17. The event serves as an annual celebration of local women, their accomplishments and contributions to Rhode Island, and benefits Congressman Cicilline's reelection campaign.

Congressman Cicilline has been a consistent and determined advocate for women's rights. He is a strong supporter of the House Democrats' "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" economic agenda. He is a cosponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Family Medical Insurance Leave Act. In Congress, he has fought to protect access to full reproductive healthcare for women.

Cicilline has helped secure funding for programs that provide support for victims of domestic violence and women's healthcare. Cicilline has worked to bring federal resources back to Rhode Island, including $512,411 in Title X Family Planning Services funds to the Rhode Island Department of Health, $241,139 in transitional housing assistance grants for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and $957,514 in STOP Violence Against Women grant funding.

Cicilline has also cosponsored legislation that has become law, including the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 11), the Protect Our Kids Act of 2011 (H.R. 3653), and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (H.R. 812).

For more information about the 4th Annual Women's Luncheon, please contact Jeff Larivee:jeff@rollagroup.com.

JOIN THE TEAM

DNC Twitter

  • 15 hours 2 min ago On this 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, are under attack as never before. The Senate needs to pas… https://t.co/caoYACARiZ
  • 15 hours 21 min ago This morning was just one of the reasons I’m so proud to be from & represent our Rhode Island community. Thanks to… https://t.co/IbBsTmtcou
  • 1 day 14 hours ago If you have friends or family who don’t have access to a computer or smart phone, they can order by phone. 📞1-800-… https://t.co/lN3tkuT1XQ
  • 2 days 14 hours ago GREAT news in the fight to in the Senate today! Congrats, . Proud to call you a par… https://t.co/eA6CwzwnGI
  • 2 days 15 hours ago I'm proud of all we've accomplished so far, and looking forward to the next 365 days. We must continue our work to… https://t.co/AaNFd57u1N
  • 2 days 15 hours ago [...] and $45M for airports - with $9M already designated: - $6.5M: Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport -… https://t.co/8fw7Uj8MeU