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Out congresswoman among speakers slated for DNC

Tammy Baldwin could become first openly gay member of U.S. Senate
Saturday, August 25, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Out lesbian Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is among several additional speakers expected at the Democratic National Convention announced this week by event organizers.

Baldwin represents Wisconsin’s 2nd District including its capital city in Madison. She’s one of only four openly gay or lesbian members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)

Baldwin is currently running to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate. If successful, she’ll be the first openly gay or lesbian member of that body.

Organizers could not provide details on when or where Baldwin would speak during the event, which starts on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and runs through President Barack Obama’s nomination speech at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 6.

Other speakers slated to appear at the DNC include Carolina Kennedy, Lilly Ledbetter, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards, Georgetown University student and outspoken women’s advocate Sandra Fluke and Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria.

Previously announced speakers include San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will be the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention.

Also expected at the DNC are President Bill Clinton, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.

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2 more reader comments:

  1. way to go girl

    Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 5:22pm
  2. we now more than ever need strong women to stand united and speak out against the inequality and many injustices…weeding out of opportunists who want to take credit for a womans work and we are not a subserviant gender-oppressed by religious ideologies or otherwise. equal pay and rights for all. equality-love and fairness….in business,fair and equal bus.practices in the gnp-and socioeconomics domestic and foreign. much respect to hillary clinton,condolezza rice,our sisters of the church,michelle obama,joan larkin,stevie nicks and melissa etheridge”.

    Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 10:41am