WomenCount PAC

WomenCount and Count Every Vote ’08 Rally
Organizers announce speakers for
DNC RBC rally May 31st

Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Kim Gandy
and others to speak at rally

San Francisco, CA May 29, 2008 ~ The initial list of speakers for the rally in support of Count Every Vote ’08 in Washington DC is being released.  Another 5 to 10 speakers and celebrities will be announced one day later.

“We are very excited about the amount of support we are receiving from many prominent elected officials and organization leaders,” announced Karen Feldman of Count Every Vote ’08.  “These officials are as committed as we are to seeing that every vote cast in this election is counted fairly and proportionally.  They realize how high the stakes are if, once again, millions of voters feel their votes have been disregarded.”

“My entire adult life has been dedicated to registering and inspiring young people to get involved and vote.  This is a logical continuation of that work.  How can we even think of ignoring 2.4 million voters in an election this close?” commented Jehmu Greene, who has agreed to emcee the rally.  “We must move away from the dangerous precedent of allowing small groups of people to determine the outcome of elections.”

The following speakers are planned to address the rally crowd beginning at 9:45am.  The event will begin at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 7:00am Saturday, May 31st and continue until the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee has announced their decision.  A detailed time schedule will be released on Friday as well as 5 to 10 additional speakers and celebrities.

The speakers are:

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, OH 11th Congressional District

Congresswoman Corrine Brown, FL 3rd Congressional District

2008 Congressional Candidate Eric Massa, NY 29th Congressional District

Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, Former US Ambassador to Portugal and Senior Adviser to Secretary Madeleine Albright

Kim Gandy, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW)

Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Jehmu Greene, Former President of Rock the Vote

Lulu Flores, President, National Women's Political Caucus

Amy Rao, Founder, Integrated Archive Systems and President, 11th Hour Project

Reverend Marcia Dyson, African-American Minister from Washington, DC

Jim Hannagan, Founder, Florida Demands Representation

WomenCount PAC was created to ensure that the 51 percent of American citizens who are women have their values and votes counted in the political process.


WomenCount PAC Contacts:

Stacy Mason                                       Rosemary Camposano
Managing Director                              Communications Director
(650) 793-3556                                   (650) 740-5544
Stacymason@aol.com                       rosemary1ac@camposano.com

Count Every Vote ’08 Contacts:

Karen Feldman                                   Cathy Lasry               
(518) 828-4330                                   (917) 626-9787
(518) 755-4441 cell                             clasry@avenuecapital.com