Inauguration ’09: The Emily’s List Luncheon

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BlogHer’s inaugural festivities are kicking off exactly as they should: with a line-up of amazing women.

Emily’s List has brought together Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security Secretary-designate Janet Napolitano, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of Labor-designate Hilda Solis, Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, and Governor-elect Bev Perdue of North Carolina.

The “Power to Change: A Celebration of the 2008 Election” Emily’s List Inaugural Luncheon had me turning on my camera every other minute to capture all the fabulous women in attendance.

While we filed into our seats, I was lucky enough to speak with Feminist Majority Foundation’s Eleanor Smeal about that infamous Ms. magazine cover.

While Clinton, Pelosi, Napolitano, and others were all amazing speakers and had the crowd on it’s feet, no one brought the house down like Congresswoman Gwen Moore as she praised Pelosi and introduced Secretary of Labor designate Hilda Solis.

More from DC soon!


  1. What an amazing time to be alive in this country! There are so many changes being made in what is socially acceptable – so many women in charge of so many different things! OH, am I proud!
    I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. I’ve talked to so many people, asking if they are planning on watching the inauguration. Most, if not all, have responded with a shrug. “Eh,” they say, “I’m just not interested.”
    I, for one, am baffled by this. How can someone just NOT be interested in watching HISTORY being made?
    Anyway – thank you for going, for those of us who can’t. I am SO STOKED.

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