Saturday, August 30, 2008

Women Speak at the DNC

Since I know that not everyone is a political junkie watching convention coverage on C-SPAN like I am, I thought I'd do a quick roundup of some of the speeches given by women at the Democratic National Convention.

~Michelle Obama

~Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America

~Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

~Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano

~Pauline Beck, a home care worker from California. Barack Obama spent a day at work with her last year as part of a 'Walk A Day In My Shoes' campaign. (Video of them working together is here.)

~Maya Soetoro-Ng, Barack Obama's sister

~Hillary Clinton

Video Tribute to Hillary:

Hillary's Speech:

Also check out some more on the DNC's website:

  • Lily Ledbetter's speech on Women's Equality Day about equal pay
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on joining the Senate at the same time as Barack Obama
  • Amanda Kubik speaking for a group of young delegates about how young people are smart and can get shit done
  • Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, US Army (Ret.), the first and only woman to achieve the rank of three star general in the Army on military issues and Major Tammy Duckworth, Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and wounded Iraq war veteran (she lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down) on veteran's needs and rights