Pelosi: Denver convention first where woman are majority
Rocky Mountain News
Vail, CO Colorado
DENVER, Colorado ” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to the convention stage this afternoon with several dozen Democratic women serving with her in the House of Representatives to mark the Denver convention as the first in which women are a majority of delegates.
And, Pelosi noted, Denver was also the site 100 years ago where the Democratic Party first admitted women as delegates to its national convention.
At that convention, held in the Denver Municipal Auditorium at 15th and Curtis streets, there were five female delegates including two for Colorado. One was prominent Colorado suffragist Mary C.C. Bradford.
“To the 2,170 woman delegates at this convention, this is our convention,” Pelosi said. “To women across America, this is our party. And to all Americans, Barack Obama is our chance to deliver the change we need.”
Of 71 women serving in the 435-member House of Representatives, 52 are Democrats and 19 are Republicans.