|Notice to the Press|
Office of the Spokesman
October 7, 2008
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion
The Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion (ACDP) will meet on Wednesday, October 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C. to discuss strategies to promote democratic governance.Released on October 7, 2008
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice established the Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion to convene external experts to provide her with advice on issues related to democracy promotion in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and foreign assistance. Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky serves as the Executive Director. Lorne Craner of the International Republican Institute is the Committee’s acting chairperson.
The meeting, which will be held at the U.S. Department of State in Room 1105, will be open to the public. Secretary Rice will participate in the discussion from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
The meeting will have pool press coverage for cameras and be open for writers and still photographers.
To cover Secretary Rice’s remarks ONLY:
Pick up and escort for cameras and still photographers is at 9:30 from the 23rd street entrance.
Final access for writers and still photographers is at 10:15 from the 23rd street entrance.
To cover the entire event:
Contact Sam Patten, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, at (202) 647-9108 or email@example.com.
Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of one of the following: (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 letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).
Visitors who arrive without prior notification and without photo identification will not be admitted.