NOW to Celebrate Women’s Equality in Denver and Honor Stephanie Tubbs Jones

The National Organization for Women is proud to co-host a celebration of Women’s Equality Day during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. On Aug. 25, women’s rights leaders and elected officials will gather for a Women’s EqualiTea at the University Club downtown.

“This truly has been a groundbreaking year for women,” said NOW President Kim Gandy. “Eighty-eight years after women won the right to vote, we finally saw a woman run strong for president and win 18 million votes in the race for her party’s nomination. With Hillary Clinton’s name being placed into nomination at the convention, and a truly progressive Democratic platform, we have much to celebrate.”

The Women’s EqualiTea will also feature a tribute to our sister and friend Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a fierce advocate for women’s rights who passed away this week. Tubbs Jones was scheduled to participate in the event and will be greatly missed. “The work that Stephanie did for women will live on, and we will think of her often as we raise our voices in Denver and beyond,” said Gandy.

What: Women’s EqualiTea celebrating Women’s Equality Day


Kim Gandy, National Organization for Women

Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority

Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation

E. Faye Williams, National Congress of Black Women

Dr. Elizabeth Clark, National Association of Social Workers


Elected officials, including:

Sen. Barbara Boxer of California

Rep. Lois Capps of California

Rep. Donna M. Christian-Christensen of the Virgin Islands

Rep. Yvette Clarke of New York

Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas

Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California

Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York

Rep. Doris Matsui of California

Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin

Rep. Grace Napolitano of California

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard of California

Rep. Laura Richardson of California

Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York

Rep. Lynn Woolsey of California

When: Monday, Aug. 25, 3:00-5:00 pm

Where: The University Club, 1673 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado (3/4 mile from Convention Center)

If you are a working member of the media interested in covering this event, please call 202-628-8669, ext. 123, to request placement on our press list.


Contact: Caitlin Gullickson, media[at], 202-628-8669 ext 123