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Congresswoman Waters and Congressional Leaders to Celebrate the Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela

July 17, 2013
Press Release

At 10am on Thursday, July 18 Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) will be joined by the Congressional Black Caucus and the leadership of both the House of Representatives and United States Senate in celebrating the life, legacy and values of Nelson Mandela. The date marks Mr. Mandela's 95th birthday, and is recognized internationally as Mandela Day. The ceremony will take place in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitors Center.

WHO:  Congresswoman Maxine Waters
House Speaker John Boehner
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge
Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States
Members of Congress
Notable Speakers and Invited Guests
WHEN:  Thursday, July 18 at 10:00 am
WHERE:  Emancipation Hall
United States Capitol Visitors Center
Washington, DC

COVERAGE DETAILS: All TV crews with equipment can access Emancipation Hall at 7:30 a.m. ET on July 18 for set up on the press riser.  All TV crews must have equipment in place no later than 8:00 a.m. ET for a security sweep.  All media must be credentialed through the appropriate media gallery.

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