PRESS ROOM

The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club events to the public and the press and handles media relations. Please find below press releases and articles regarding program developments and significant events, forums, and lectures at the Club.

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a broad and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Nancy Pelosi in 2020. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Audrey Hepburn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Milton Friedman, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, Stacey Abrams, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches and discussions here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
John Zipperer, Vice President of Media & Editorial
jzipperer@commonwealthclub.org
415-597-6715

In the News

Sep 02, 2019: 

'Dedicated & Trusted': Community honors late ABC7 News photographer Lorne Morrison in fond farewell  (ABC7 News)

Aug 20, 2019: 

Billionaire Tom Steyer Pushes Anti-Corporate Message in San Francisco Talk  (San Francisco Chronicle)

Aug 20, 2019: 

California Homeless Crisis: San Francisco Tackles Costly Waste Problem with 'Poop Patrol'  (Fox Business)

Aug 19, 2019: 

Bay Area Political Events: Tom Steyer, Henry George Podcast Host [San Francisco Chronicle]  (Daily Republic)

Aug 19, 2019: 

Biden to Skip DNC Meeting in San Francisco Where 13 Candidates are Expected  (Yahoo News)

Aug 19, 2019: 

Biden to Skip DNC Meeting in San Francisco Where 13 Candidates are Expected  (Microsoft News)

Aug 19, 2019: 

Panel says California Should Consider Declaring a State of Emergency Over Homeless Crisis  (23ABC News Bakersfield)

Aug 19, 2019: 

Tom Steyer Defends Presidential Run, Talks Climate Change in San Francisco  (ABC7 News)

Aug 14, 2019: 

Breed, Schaaf Cancel Homelessness Forum Appearance to Avoid Crossing Kaiser Picket Lines  (NBC Bay Area)

Aug 14, 2019: 

Lt. Gov. Green Could be Eyeing the Governor’s Office in 2022  (Hawaii News Now)

Aug 14, 2019: 

Mayor Ted Wheeler Cancels Participation in San Francisco Panel on Homelessness Rather than Cross Picket Line  (Willamette Week)

Aug 13, 2019: 

Bollywood Star to Visit Cyprus  (Cyprus Mail)

Aug 09, 2019: 

Commentary: Droughts and Not Enough Water, California’s Silent Crisis  (Public CEO)

Aug 09, 2019: 

The Impractical, Unsophisticated, Very Necessary Long-Shot Campaign to Unseat Nancy Pelosi  (Mother Jones)

Aug 06, 2019: 

Advisers Warned Kamala Harris Over Political Perils of Truancy Prosecutions  (Washington Examiner)