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Lt. Gov. Roberts to be Honored at White House

Roberts to meet President and First Lady at White House ceremony recognizing the achievements of women as part of Women’s History Month

PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to attend a reception at the White House, Monday, March 8, honoring the achievements of women in public and private life, in celebration of Women’s History Month.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be invited to the White House to meet the President and First Lady,” said Lt. Governor Roberts. “Women’s History Month recognizes and celebrates women in public life as well as private life. As the first woman elected to serve as lieutenant governor in the history of our state, I am deeply honored to represent Rhode Island and the achievements of women who live and work in our state.”

The White House reception in celebration of Women’s History Month will take place on International Women’s Day, Monday, March 8, at 4:00 p.m.

Lt. Gov. Roberts was inaugurated in January 2007, as the 68th lieutenant governor of the State of Rhode Island. She is the first woman elected to the office of lieutenant governor and the highest -ranking woman to now hold elected office in the state.

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