Who Were The House Democratic Women Who Took The Stage At The DNC? They're #WithHer
It was a powerful moment at the Democratic National convention, an important moment of unity for the Democratic party in general. All of the female House Democrats as well as women who are running for office stood united on the Wells Fargo stage in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. These women were eloquent, poised, and (I'll say it again, folks) unified. So who were the House Democratic women who took the stage in support of Hillary Rodham Clinton at the DNC? Because in my eyes, they basically stole the show for a moment.
These women reminded me (and I'm guessing many others) that this historic moment does not necessarily belong to Clinton alone. That there are women out there who have been fighting the good fight. Clinton obviously agreed, because she gave some pretty spectacular women a brief moment in the sun.
Standing strong with the rest of the House Democratic women, House Minority Leader Pelosi had this to say about Clinton:
Demings, a former Orlando police chief who is running for Florida's 10th Congressional District, spoke passionately about an issue that is particularly near and dear to her heart: gun violence. "I know firsthand the tragedy that gun violence inflicts on families in America," she said.
Murphy, a former Department of Defense security analyst and professor who is running for a congressional seat in Florida's seventh district, is up against 12-term veteran Republican John Mica in her district. While some might balk at the challenge, Murphy is proving she's got grit. Back in June, speaking to reporters in Florida, Murphy said,
New Jersey Rep. Watson-Coleman, who was the first Black woman to be elected to Congress in that state, spoke to the cheering crowd about improving the country's infrastructure. Watch her speak above and be inspired to do better, too.
Washington state congresswoman DelBene spoke to delegates about the Innovation Agenda and, of course, her unwavering support for Hillary Clinton (...also, unrelated, I love her glasses).
Rep. Lois Frankel from Florida's 22nd District was clearly moved when declaring her support for Clinton, as were the rest of the House Democratic women who stood, unified, on stage to declare, loud and proud, #ImWithHer.
It was an amazing moment. Check out the video below to re-live the moment.