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Spotlighting Women’s Rights

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Free speech is a core right for women across the world. WCR supports freedom of the press and the safety of journalists at risk, and is proud to be the Restaurant Industry Partner on this key initiative relating to an important right to women.


We believe in the ability of restaurants to raise awareness of important issues in our communities and want to shed light on the effort to bring home missing journalist Austin Tice. Austin was covering the war in Syria when he was kidnapped and has been held captive since 2012. The FBI is offering a $1 million reward for information leading to Austin’s safe return. WCR is joining the effort with this nationwide campaign on May 2 (on the eve of World Press Freedom Day) which will donate a percentage of pledged revenue from dinner service to increase the FBI reward.


As staunch advocates for free press and protecting journalists, we feel an urgency to do our part in finding Austin Tice. We hope you will join us by supporting this national event. Click to view the National Press Club’s Night Out Information and online Restaurant Pledge Form.


 “On behalf of the National Press Club and our 3,000 members please accept my sincere thanks and deep gratitude for your support of NIGHT OUT FOR AUSTIN TICE. We think this project is an important step toward bringing Austin home. Together we can make this happen. Though our collective efforts thousands of people will become aware of Austin’s story and of the reward for information leading to his safe return. May it be soon.” Alison Kodjak,  the 112th President of the National Press Club and covers health for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C.


May 2


National Press Club

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