U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement on the postponement of his 2017 Women's Conference:
"I meet with constituents of all political leanings, host tele-town halls while I'm in Washington to gather constituent feedback, and am home as much as possible. My office ensures that every constituent who writes, emails, calls, or visits me receives a response from me.
“I've hosted a nonpartisan Women's Conference every year since 2009 that features speakers and resources chosen by women from my district. The audience is made up of women from all walks of life.
“A vocal and disruptive group of political activists has repeatedly harassed this year’s speakers in an effort to intimidate them and stop them from speaking. As my first priority is the safety and comfort of all involved, I have decided to postpone the 2017 Conference and will reschedule for a later date.”
Rep. Royce's Women’s Conference is a Congressional, nonpartisan seminar dedicated to giving women the tools and resources necessary to enrich their lives. Past speakers include former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, and actress Kristen Bell. In addition to the keynote speech, the Conference traditionally includes breakout sessions on topics suggested by past conference attendees, such as personal finance, healthy living and career advice.
For more information about Rep. Royce’s past Women’s Conferences, please click here.