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Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Warren Aren’t the Only Powerful Women to Speak at the DNC

The four days of the DNC are female Democrats’ time to shine.

Monday marks the kick-off of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., where the party will officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president.

Each night features at least one prominent female speaker, starting with Michelle Obama’s much-anticipated Monday night speech. The First Lady is expected to comment on touchy subjects like the Melania Trump speech plagiarism controversy and race and gender issues. Also on the docket for day one is a speech from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (whose name was originally, and very noticeably, missing from the list).


But Obama and Warren are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to prominent female politicians speaking at the Convention. The new interim party chair Donna Brazile and Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi are scheduled to speak on Tuesday evening, while seasoned Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will be on the podium Thursday.

Mirroring the events of the final night of the RNC, where Ivanka Trump introduced her father Donald Trump, Chelsea Clinton will introduce the soon-to-be Democratic nominee before her acceptance speech.

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Politicians aren’t the only ones slotted to take the stage, however, and the list of female speakers also includes prominent movers and shakers such as: Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride, immigration activist Astrid Silva, and The Mothers of the Movement, a group of mothers whose sons were killed and whose deaths inspired the Black Lives Matter movement.

Of course, no party (even a political one) would be complete without some glitz and glamor, which will appear on stage in the form of actresses Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Banks, America Ferrera, and Eva Longoria, all reportedly speaking at the event.