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Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds to Speak at National Press Club, March 31

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Creigh Deeds, a Virginia state senator and former Democratic nominee for governor, will speak about mental health issues at a National Press Club Speakers luncheon on March 31.

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Sen. Deeds, a Democrat, began his work on mental health after his son committed suicide last year after being denied inpatient psychiatric treatment.  Deeds is pushing the Virginia Legislature to improve mental health care in the state.

A former county prosecutor authored a law allowing public access to the Virginia sex offender registry. He was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1991 and left the House in 2001 to join the state Senate. He was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2009.

The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.  Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here. The cost of luncheon admission is $22 for National Press Club members and $36 non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on press.org.  Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook at (facebook.com/PressClubDC) and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance and during the live event by sending them to @NPCLunch on Twitter.  Or email a question in advance, type DEEDS in the subject line and send to [email protected] before 10 a.m. on the day of event.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

About the National Press Club

The National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists with more than 3,300 members worldwide representing every major news organization. More than 250,000 people visit the Club each year to attend more than 2,000 events. The Club was founded in 1908 and is on the web at press.org.

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