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Dem convention: Celebrating women in politics

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 at 6:15 pm in 2008 presidential election, Democratic politics, Political conventions, women in politics.

Mothers of East Bay delegates are Ana Marie Bustos Sr. of Oakleyk, left, and Charu Kapre of Hercules. The women were photographed at a delegate welcoming party at the Democratic National Convention on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, by Contra Costa Times reporter Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Their daughters are Hillary Clinton delegates Ana Marie Bustos and Kranti Kapre.

Mothers of East Bay delegates are Ana Marie Bustos Sr. of Oakleyk, left, and Charu Kapre of Hercules. The women were photographed at a delegate welcoming party at the Democratic National Convention on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, by Contra Costa Times reporter Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Their daughters are Hillary Clinton delegates Ana Marie Bustos and Kranti Kapre.

Today is the 88th anniversary of women’s suffrage and delegates to the Democratic National Convention celebrated women today with dozens of events.

Click here to read my story in the Contra Costa Times. Pictured on the right are moms of two East Bay delegates; their daughters wanted to share the experience with their mothers.

In a few minutes, Sen. Hillary Clinton, the woman who has gotten closer to the U.S. presidency than any other woman in American history will speak to the delegates on the floor of the convention. Her supporters eagerly await her comments; there has been considerable confusion about how her delegates’ votes will be officially recognized.

Also, click below for a video of Rep. Ellen Tauscher talking about the Day of the Woman. I found her at a reception this afternoon for Californians in downtown Denver.

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