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Karenna Gore seconds nomination; speaks to pro-choice platform

In a heart warming and personal speech during the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Karenna Gore Schiff, eldest daughter of Al Gore, seconded her father’s nomination for the Democratic presidential candidacy. She shared the stage and nominating honors with her father’s Harvard roommate, actor Tommy Lee Jones, and Tennessee Speaker Pro Tempore Lois DeBerry, a friend of Gore’s of 25 years.

Schiff’s speech culminated with a reminder that Americans will be making important decisions this November regarding health care, equal pay for women, protection of the environment and a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. “I believe in every woman’s right to choose – and I know my father will always, always defend it. I hope for the sake of our country and our future, that my father is elected President.”

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NY Times (http://www.washingtonpost.com), Nando Times - August 17 2000

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