Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 26, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the “Operation Step-It-Up” event on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 12:30 p.m., in the George C. Marshall Conference Center at the Department of State. “Operation Step-It-Up” is a one-day suit drive organized by a team of federal employees participating in the Executive Leadership Program, working in partnership with “Career Gear – DC at NAFFCCA” (National Association of Former Foster Care Children of America, Inc.).

This is an open press event.

Pre-set times for cameras: 11:00 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

Final access time for still photography and writers: 11:45 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

Media representatives who plan to attend must present one of the following press credentials: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on original letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver's license or passport).

For further information, please contact:

U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Nadia C. Shepherd

U.S. Department of State
Office of Press Relations

PRN: 2009/379