Monday, August 11, 2008

The Countdown Begins: 14 Days Until DNC

Feeling particularly jolly this morning, I’ve decided to skip over the seamier stories about Johnny Boy’s misdeeds (is there really anything new I can add to the absurdity?) and Russia-Georgia drama.

With the Democratic Convention around the corner, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced the prime-time speakers for the four nights of the convention in Denver from August 25-28.

On August 25, Michelle Obama will headline the opening night of the convention (woot!) and Hillary Clinton will headline Tuesday night (which appears to be BIG hint that Clinton will not be the VP pick). On August 27, the still unknown vice presidential nominee will speak (inquiring minds, Barack…). And on the final evening, the venue moves to Invesco Field for Obama’s convention speech.

Around 50,000 guests including some 5,000 delegates, 15,000 members of the media and others are expected to gather in Denver for the convention. The last time Denver hosted a Democratic convention was in 1908 when it nominated William Jennings Bryan. The 2008 convention is the second Democratic National Convention to be held in Denver.

If you are planning on attending the convention or need some further convincing, below are a few events that you may want to check out.

Fab DNC Events for Politicas:

"Unconventional Women"
Monday, August 25
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Buell Theater
Denver, CO
About: "Unconventional Women" is a historic, non-partisan symposium uniting 3,000 women. White House Project President and Founder Marie Wilson will be one of many high-profile women speaking at the event.

Future Frontrunners Summit
Monday, August 25, tent.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver
About: A day-long summit will be held for winners of Lifetime's Future Frontrunners contest to identify the next generation of women leaders. The contest for high school & college students, part of Lifetime's Every Woman Counts campaign to engage women in the political process, was launched in partnership with CosmoGIRL!'s Project 2024 to promote girls leadership and Declare Yourself, a nonpartisan, non-profit campaign to register more 18-year-olds to vote.

Democratic Women's Caucus Breakfast/Rally
Tuesday, August 26
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Convention Center
About: Lifetime Networks celebrates the opening day of the Women's Caucus, where more than 2,000 delegates and elected officials are expected to attend.

Every Woman Counts Late-Night Celebration with Rock the Vote
Tuesday, August, 26
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Cowboy Lounge, 1941 Market Street, Denver
About: A high-profile gathering of hundreds of women elected officials, political leaders, campaign staff, advocates, partners & celebrities to encourage women and youth to register and vote, speak out on the issues that matter to them most and inspire and empower them to become more involved this election year and beyond.

The White House Project's 10th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, August 27
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Denver Newspaper Agency
Denver, CO
About: Join The White House Project as they pay tribute to women's leadership past, present and future. Help them celebrate their 10 years of advancing women's leadership and the extraordinary potential of the women in the leadership pipeline.

Celebration of Shirley Chisholm and screening of Chisholm '72:
Unbought & Unbossed, directed by Shola Lynch and funded by PBS, is sponsored by Best Buy and Mills College
Thursday, August 28
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Denver Newspaper Agency
Denver, CO

For more info or to RSVP, check out The White House Project. If you are planning on attending the convention, be sure to hit me up!

Take a look at the women working around the clock to put on a great Democratic National Convention:

1 comment:

PunditMom said...

So many fabulous women's events!