|TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 25: Workers make final preperations to the stage for the Republican National Convention at Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 25, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)|
"But delegates also have some serious work to do. They must finalize the party’splatform, a statement of the party’s policies that has received an unusual amount of attention and dissent after Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s comments regarding “legitimate rape” and reproductive rights. AAUW submitted comments to the Republican National Convention platform committee for their consideration as they put together their platform. Based on our own AAUW member-adopted Public Policy Program, these comments ensure that AAUW is part of the process in a meaningful way....
So, if you know any AAUW members at the convention, ask them to look for Lisa and share their perspective on the doings there. And, follow Lisa. She's a great writer and seems adept at finding the right people to talk to.
"Speaking of delegates, today I’ll be searching out some of the AAUW members who are part of the convention’s delegate body. I know for sure there’s AAUW representation in the Ohio delegation — I’m not at all surprised that my home state had the good taste to elect an AAUW member to their ranks!"
Next week she'll be covering the Democratic Convention.