DNCC - Women of The US Senate To Present Checklist For Change

DENVER –  Highlighting the historic and vital role of women in the Democratic Party, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and the Obama For America campaign announced today that the Democratic women of the United States Senate will be honored in a special panel Tuesday night of the 2008 Democratic Convention where they will highlight their Checklist for Change.

“Renewing America’s Promise starts with leaders who put the needs of the American people first. The women of the United States Senate serve as an inspiration to us all,” said DNCC CEO Leah D. Daughtry. “The 2008 Convention is excited to honor these leaders and to highlight their Checklist for Change.”

The special segment of Tuesday’s Convention program will be opened by Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, the dean of the women senators. Among the other speakers will be Senator Barbara Boxer of California, Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington, Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln of Arkansas, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, and Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan.

“American families want change, and the women of the United States Senate are committed to helping deliver it for them,” said Senator Mikulski. “From pay equity to protecting the family checkbook, making health care affordable and taking care of our military families, there is a clear difference between the two parties and the two candidates. Voters have a clear choice this year. If they want to move the country forward, the women of the United States Senate stand ready to deliver our Checklist for Change.”