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 2010. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alec Baldwin, and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations
rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
415-597-6712

In the News

Sep 16, 2019: 

Coastal Clean-Up; Salsa Fest; Oktoberfests; Headlands Hike  (Patch)

Sep 14, 2019: 

Mission College Dedicates Fire Tower to Santa Clara family  (East Bay Times)

Sep 14, 2019: 

Mission College Dedicates Fire Tower to Santa Clara family  (California EPeak)

Sep 14, 2019: 

WOW2: Early September's Women Trailblazers and Events in Our History - 2019  (Daily Kos)

Sep 13, 2019: 

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

Sep 13, 2019: 

Everything You Need to Know About Kamala Harris's Policies Before the Election  (Harpers Bazaar)

Sep 10, 2019: 

San Francisco Boasts a Hot Lineup of Free Community and Culture Events this Week  (Hoodline)

Sep 09, 2019: 

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

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  (Microsoft News)

Aug 19, 2019: 

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

Aug 19, 2019: 

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