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70th U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to Attend WPC Annual Dinner in Bellevue, Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard at WPC Annual Dinner in Spokane » Publications » Washington Policy Center

70th US Secretary of State and former CIA Director Michael R. Pompeo travels to Bellevue on October 14 to give the WPC keynote address 2022 Western Washington Annual Dinner event, and former congresswoman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard will deliver the WPC keynote 2022 Eastern Washington Annual Dinner event in Spokane on September 16. The announcements continue a strong tradition of the country’s top journalists and thinkers headlining WPC’s annual dinners.

“Secretary Pompeo has served this country with distinction as an observer and director of world events at the highest level,” observed WPC Acting President Paul Guppy. “And Congresswoman Gabbard has shown fierce independence in standing up against woke culture. The Washington Policy Center is delighted to add these remarkable individuals to our annual dinners.

As US Secretary of State in the Trump administration, Mr. Pompeo challenged actions by the Chinese Communist Party that threatened American jobs and freedoms. Under Mr. Pompeo’s leadership, real peace in the Middle East was achieved through the work of the Abraham Accords and Mr. Pompeo led a team that executed the largest global repatriation effort ever by the United States. United in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Secretary Pompeo has spent his life in the arena,” Guppy continued. “WPC is proud to add this level of experience and expertise to its lineup of speakers. It’s going to be an exciting evening.

Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is a veteran with deployments in the Middle East and Africa. She is currently a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. She ran for Congress at 31, won a tough election and then served for eight years on the Armed Services, Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees, where she dealt with highly sensitive national security issues. . Tulsi Gabbard is the first female fighter to run for president.

“Congresswoman Gabbard is renowned for her independent spirit and courage to speak her mind regardless of party or media pressure,” said Chris Cargill, WPC’s Eastern Washington director. “She is exactly the kind of speaker who will make this year’s annual dinner unforgettable. We’re excited to bring him to Spokane, and I think people will be thrilled to hear his message.

The Washington Policy Center’s annual dinners have been staple events for statewide legislators, activist citizens, and business leaders for more than twenty-five years. They are among the largest events of their kind and have attracted some of the country’s most sought-after speakers.

The WPC Eastern Washington Annual Dinner will be held September 16 in Spokane at the Davenport Grand Hotel, while the 2022 WPC Western Washington Annual Dinner will be held October 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue.

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