On a night meant to celebrate the accomplishments of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the women in Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation helped sing her praises.
Speaking on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Thursday night, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) of Milwaukee touted Clinton’s efforts to fight for reproductive rights and equal pay. “She has been fighting for us each and every day,” Moore said.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined several other women from the Senate on stage, who each discussed different causes Clinton has fought for over her career in politics. Baldwin focused in on Clinton’s efforts to make sure children and families have access to health care – something the Wisconsin Democrat said she has also worked to protect while in Congress. “With the help of her relentless advocacy, eight million children are insured and their families more secure,” Baldwin said.
Moore also took aim at Republicans presidential nominee Donald Trump during her remarks, quoting past comments he’s made in which he referred to women as “fat pigs” and “dogs.” She said “Donald Trump has told us to sit down and be quiet…Hillary is asking us to stand up, Hillary is asking us to be heard.”