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Women Leaders to Speak at DNC

Today the Democratic National Convention Committee announced an additional slate of speakers with a focus on women leaders. The committee noted that these speakers will join Michele Obama, Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, and California Attorney General Kamala Harris in taking the stage at the DNC. The newly announced speakers include: – Seven-term Congresswoman and now Senate Candidate Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. – Former Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth, who is also running to represent the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. – Sandra Fluke, Georgetown University Law student who spoke before Congress on health insurance coverage for contraceptives – Denise Juneau, state superintendent of public instruction, Montana – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America – Caroline Kennedy, author, attorney, and daughter of former President John F. Kennedy – Women’s equality advocate Lilly Ledbetter. The Lily Ledbetter Act — the first piece of legislation President Obama signed — ensures that workers discriminated on the basis of gender have a fair chance to sue their employer. – Eva Longoria, Obama Campaign Co-Chair and actress – U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, together with the women of the U.S. Senate – Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund In addition to these women, previously announced DNC speakers include: San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, former President Bill Clinton, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

Sources:

Huffington Post 8/22/12; DNC Committee 8/22/12

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