DNCC Tuesday: Celebrating Women
by Todd Beeton, Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 07:55:07 AM EDT
Today, the 88th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, is being billed as "Women's Day" at the convention. During the 5p-6p hour (7-8 EDT) we'll see our Democratic women senators (all except Clinton who'll speak later and Feinstein who broke her ankle); during the 9-10p EDT hour, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will speak, as will Lily Ledbetter whose "actions against Goodyear Tire led to the passage of the Fair Pay Restoration Act" and of course the culmination of the evening will be Hillary Clinton's speech to the convention. DemConWatch has the full schedule.
Yesterday wasn't too shabby for women, either, of course, with Nancy Pelosi taking the gavel as the parliamentarian of the convention and Sen. Claire McCaskill and Michelle Obama with prominent prime time speaking slots (not to mention Malia and Sascha, of course.) It was no accident that both McCaskill and Mrs. Obama made reference to Barack's support of equal pay for equal work for women.
Today may be "women's day" but make no mistake, whether over the radar or under, Aug, 25-28 on some level is "women's week."
Speaking of which, today at 2pm (local time) I'll be at the EMILY's List gala featuring Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Michelle Obama. I'll liveblog it if I can.