Kailani Koenig-Muenster

Today it’s all about the women. Hillary Clinton is speaking
tonight, it’s the anniversary of the women’s right to vote, and this
morning the women’s caucus drew huge crowds at the Colorado Convention

At the women’s caucus, there were a
thousand people who came from all over the country. They gathered to
celebrate their powerful and successful colleagues, and to stress how
vital the women’s vote will be in 2008. They cheered, hollered, and
shook silver tambourines designed to make their voices even

This year women
will make up about 51% of the electorate, and an even higher
percentage are expected to be Democratic voters.

The event comes on the heels of Michelle
Obama’s greatly applauded speech to the DNC last night, and several
caucus speakers praised her message.

“The fact that Barack married Michelle speaks volumes about
him,” said Fran Drescher, health care advocate and star of televison’s
“The Nanny.”

Other notable
speakers were Ellen Malcolm, President of EMILY’s List, Cecile
Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas
(MA), and Andrea Wong, CEO of Lifetime Television.