The Democrats hold the second day of their convention 100 years to the day when the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified on August 18, 1920.
To that end, expect Democrats to make the womens’ vote a theme as they make big pitches to crank up female turnout on Tuesday, at the Illinois delegation meeting and then at the main convention session starting at 8 p.m.
On Tuesday, the Democratic Party of Illinois will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. previewing the theme, “Women Leaders. Women’s Rights.” Mary Morrissey, Executive Director, Democratic Party of Illinois; Rep. Robin Kelly; Comptroller Susana Mendoza; Marie Newman, Democratic candidate for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district; and Terry Cosgrove, President & CEO of the abortion rights Personal PAC will speak.
At the 6:30 p.m. delegation meeting, the speakers will include a string of the top Illinois Democratic elected officials, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Here’s the rundown of that event:
Chairman Madigan to open/welcome
Karen Yarbrough, First Vice-Chair, Democratic Party of Illinois
Bert Garvin, Executive Vice President of External Affairs for WEC Energy Group
Senator Tammy Duckworth
Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester
Comptroller Susana Mendoza
Terry Cosgrove, CEO and President of Personal PAC
Jennifer Welch, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Illinois
Loretta Durbin, Founder of IWIL, Illinois Women Institute for Leadership
Barbara Flynn Currie, first female Majority Leader of the Illinois of Representatives and current president of IWIL
Kim Savage, Illinois Democratic Women Co-President