Governor Napolitano and Cecile Richards and will join Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton and other top elected women leaders at the Tribute, which honors women who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Democratic causes.
“We are extremely pleased to have Governor Napolitano and Cecile Richards address our annual Tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt,” said
This year’s Eleanor Roosevelt Tribute will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, located at
Held every year since 1999, the Eleanor Roosevelt Tribute honors women in
Chosen by Time Magazine as one of
Cecile Richards is President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Richards has led the organization to many significant achievements, including its success in ensuring FDA approval of over-the-counter status for emergency contraception, and the launch of a nationwide campaign to provide comprehensive, medically accurate sex education for all young Americans. Before joining Planned Parenthood, she served as deputy chief of staff for Rep. Nancy Pelosi and played a key role in her election as the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives.