The list of speakers for the upcoming Democratic National Convention keeps growing as organizers on Wednesday announced 10 more people – all of whom are women – who will address delegates and other guests.
Among the new list of speakers are Caroline Kennedy, Wisconsin congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke and Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
The announcement of additional female speakers by the DNC is notable as it comes at a time when Republicans are fighting charges that they are insensitive to women.
DNC organizers have previously announced about a dozen other speakers including Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Other speakers announced Wednesday include:
• Tammy Duckworth, former assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
• Denise Juneau, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Montana
• Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Fair Pay Act that was the first bill President Obama signed into law
• Eva Longoria, actress and Obama Campaign Co-Chair
• Sen. B arbara Mikulski of Maryland, together with the women of the U.S. Senate
• Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund
The DNC is set for Sept. 4-6 in uptown Charlotte. Tim Funk contributed
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