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Michelle Obama

5 Sep

Regardless of who you’re voting for this coming election, it’s nice to see a woman taking charge and giving a great speech. Michelle Obama. Democratic National Convention. 25 women were scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention this week!


  • Tammy Bladwin, Congresswoman from WI. She is running this year for a Senate seat, which would make her the 1st female Senator from WI and the first Senator to be openly gay.
  • Judy Chu, Congresswoman from CA. She was the first Chinese-American woman to be elected to Congress.
  • Diana DaGette, Congresswoman from CO. She serves as a Chief Deputy Whip.
  • Tammy Duckworth, Iraq War veteran;former Assistant Secretary at the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs; running for Congress from Illinois; born in Thailand.
  • Donna Edwards, Congresswoman from MD. Member of the 1st class of women to join the Air Force Academy; worked in the Spacelab program at the Goddard Space Flight Center; African-American.
  • Sandra Fluke, Georgetown Law School Graduate. Testified to Congress on the importance of the ACA covering birth control costs. Was called a slut by Rush Limbaugh.
  • Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan. Host of “The War Room” on Current TV.
  • Kay Hagan, Senator from NC. First woman to unseat a female incumbent in a Senate election, w/ largest margin of victory against an incumbent Senator in 2008.
  • Kamala Harris, Attorney General of CA. First female and African/Asian-American to serve as AG in CA, as well as the first Indian-American in the country to be a state Attorney General; called by some “the female Obama.”
  • Denise Juneau, MT State Superintendent of Public Instruction. First American Indian woman elected to a MT statewide position; works to create equal opportunity for a quality education.
  • Claudia Kennedy, ret. Lieutenant General of US Army. First and only woman to reach a 3-star rank.
  • Barbara Lee, Congresswoman from CA. Former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and former Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus; Currently serves as Senior Democratic Whip
  • Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
  • Caroline Kennedy, author and attorney. Daughter of President John F. Kennedy.
  • Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first bill President Obama signed into law.
  • Eva Longoria, Obama Campaign Co-Chair. Actress; Golden Globe nominee and winner of People’s Choice Award.
  • Karen Mills, Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Presidential Cabinet member.
  • Patty Murray, Senator from WA. First woman to Chair the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee; a “national advocate for disadvantaged, homeless, & migrant students.” (x)
  • Barbara Mikulski, Senator from MD. Longest-serving woman in the US Congress.
  • Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader. First woman to serve as Speaker of the House.
  • Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
  • Cristina Saralegui, Cuban-American journalist, radio host, and Spanish language talk-show host.
  • Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
  • Elizabeth Warren, running for Senate from MA. Harvard Law professor; former Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP; created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee. First Jewish Congresswoman elected from FL; Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee; Chief Deputy Whip.