Lifetime Networks' Nonpartisan Every Woman Counts Campaign Heads to Republican National Convention to Engage and Empower Women
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MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Future Frontrunners Summit
Monday, 9/1, 12:30pm-6pm, The Minnesota History Center, Honeywell Room, 345 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul, MN
A day-long summit with women elected officials, journalists and advocates will be held for winners of Lifetime's Future Frontrunners essay and video contest to identify the next generation of women leaders. The competition for high school and college students was launched in partnership with CosmoGIRL's Project 2024 to promote girls' leadership, and Declare Yourself, a nonpartisan, non-profit campaign to register more 18-year-olds to vote.
Every Woman Counts Late-Night Celebration
Monday, 9/1, Lifetime Networks, RightNOW and Rock the Vote, BarFly, 711 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN - "Political Chicks a Go-Go"
A high-profile gathering of hundreds of women elected officials, political leaders, campaign staff, advocates, partners, delegates and celebrities to encourage women and youth to register and vote, speak out on the issues that matter to them most and inspire and empower them to become more involved this election year and beyond.
Celebration of Women's Leadership
Tuesday, 9/2, 4pm-6 pm, Bellanotte, 600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Lifetime Networks honors key Republican women leaders.
Every Woman Counts Bus Finale at Conventions - Media Welcome at Stops & Finale
Lifetime's Every Woman Counts bus tour is winding across the country making 14 stops in 11 markets, with final destinations in Denver and Minneapolis/St. Paul for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. At each tour stop, women can register to vote at myLifetime.com, watch Lifetime Every Woman Counts PSAs and "If I were president ... " vignettes from celebrities such as Reba McIntyre, Queen Latifah, Jewel, and many more, and upload videos to Lifetime's YouTube(TM) Channel (www.youtube.com/lifetime) declaring what they would do if they were president, to highlight the issues most important to them this historic presidential election year.
-- August 31, 10am-4pm, Saint Paul Fair
-- September 1, 10am-4pm, Saint Paul Fair
-- September 1, 10pm-1am, Late Night Minneapolis
NOTE: Similar events were held at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
SAVE THE DATE -- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2008
LIFETIME NETWORKS, COSMOGIRL, DECLARE YOURSELF & YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP
CONFERENCE '08 HOST FUTURE FRONTRUNNERS SUMMIT AT REPUBLICAN NATIONAL
WHAT: A day-long summit with women elected officials, journalists and advocates to learn leadership skills, how to impact public policy, and the importance of the women's vote will be held for winners of Lifetime's Future Frontrunners essay and video contest to identify the next generation of women leaders. The competition for high school and college students was launched in partnership with CosmoGIRL's Project 2024 to promote girls leadership, and Declare Yourself, a nonpartisan, non-profit campaign to register more 18-year- olds to vote. Declare Yourself will also showcase one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence. The Young Women's Leadership Conference '08, a project of the National Council of Women's Organizations, a nonprofit representing more than 15 million women nationwide, will also co-host the Summit.
WHO: Speakers: Susan Bevan, Republican Majority for Choice, Michelle Bernard, Independent Women's Forum; Rep. Marsha Blackburn; Rep. Shelley Moore Capito; Jo Ann Davidson, Co-Chair, Republican National Committee; Rep. Mary Fallin; Rep. Kay Granger, Kathy Lantry, St. Paul City Council President; Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers; Diana Nguyen, Declare Yourself; Maria Teresa Peterson, Voto Latino; Rep. Heather Wilson; Marie Wilson, The White House Project. Future Frontrunners: National Winner Stephanie Moore from Kansas City, MO; Regional Winners Kristen Orlando/Green Bay, WI; Thandisizwe Jackson- Nisan/Minneapolis, MN; Erika Banchy/Eau Claire, WI ; Jillian Chmiel/Minneapolis, MN; Mary Heath/Golden Valley, MN; Caitlin Moriarty/Shoreview, MN; Fayise Abrahim/Worthington, MN.
WHEN: Monday, September 1
12:30-6:00PM (Detailed speaker line-up on Page 2 of media alert).
WHERE: Minnesota History Center, Honeywell Room, 345 Kellogg Blvd West, St. Paul, MN
PRESS RSVP: Lindsay Drewel, Lifetime Television 202-627-8100; firstname.lastname@example.org
About Future Frontrunners
Future Frontrunners, first created in 2004, is part of Lifetime Networks' award-winning, nonpartisan Every Woman Counts campaign. To help promote the contest, Lifetime Networks aired PSAs featuring artist and actress Ashlee Simpson. Contestants submitted written or video essays at myLifetime.com answering the question, "What would you do if you were president?" Winning entries were selected by a distinguished, bipartisan panel of judges, including Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Candy Crowley, Senior Political Correspondent, CNN, and Dr. Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami. The competition was open to women nationwide, ages 16-22.
NOTE: A Future Frontrunners Summit was also held at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, August 25. Details are available upon request.
THE FUTURE FRONTRUNNERS SUMMIT SCHEDULE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
12:30 - 6 PM
THE MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER, HONEYWELL ROOM
345 KELLOGG BLVD. WEST
ST. PAUL, MN
12:30 - 1PM WELCOME REMARKS
1- 1:15 PM JO ANN DAVIDSON, CO-CHAIR, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL
1:15 - 1:30 PM CONGRESSWOMAN WILSON
1:30 - 1:45 PM CONGRESSWOMAN CAPITO
1:45 - 2PM CONGRESSWOMAN BLACKBURN
2 - 2:15 PM CONGRESSWOMAN MCMORRIS-RODGERS
2: 15 - 2:30PM KATHY LANTRY, ST. PAUL CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT
2:30 - 2:45 PM CONGRESSWOMAN MARY FALLIN
3:00 - 4:00 PM "SO ... HOW CAN YOU CHANGE THE WORLD?" PANEL:
-- MARIA TERESA PETERSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
-- MICHELLE BERNARD, PRESIDENT & CEO, INDEPENDENT
-- LISA MAATZ, DIRECTOR, AMERICAN ASSOC. OF WOMEN
-- DIANA NGUYEN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DECLARE
-- MARIE WILSON, PRESIDENT, THE WHITE HOUSE
4 - 4:30 PM TBA
5 - 5:15 PM CONGRESSWOMAN GRANGER
5:15 - 5:30 PM SUSAN BEVAN, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, REPUBLICAN
MAJORITY FOR CHOICE
5:30 - 6 PM TBA
6 - 6:15 PM CLOSING
RightNOW! and Lifetime Networks Partner with Rock the Vote for Premiere
Women's Event at Republican National Convention: Political Chicks A Go-Go
Minneapolis, MN - RightNOW! and Lifetime Networks, in partnership with Rock the Vote, today announced the premiere women's event at the Republican National Convention. The event is part of RightNOW's commitment to involving women in public policy, Lifetime's Every Woman Counts nonpartisan campaign to engage women in the political process and Rock the Vote's nonpartisan initiative to increase youth voter turnout. This event is also sponsored by women's clothing retailer White House Black Market.
This event will feature Special Guests including country music star John Rich, of the multi-platinum Warner Bros. Records duo, Big & Rich, and rising country trio Carter's Chord.
WHO: John Rich of Big & Rich (Special Guest)
Carter's Chord (Special Guest)
Meghan McCain (Invited)
Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Representative Kay Granger (R-TX)
Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
WHAT: The premiere women's event. Participants are available for interviews with credentialed press only. RSVP is required
WHEN: Monday, September 1, 2008, 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
WHERE: Bar Fly
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis (Theater District)
RightNOW! is a volunteer organization open to contemporary, forward- looking women from all walks of life and levels of experience who have a common belief in free-markets, limited government and personal responsibility. RightNOW! serves as an educational resource through forums and networking opportunities. www.politicalchicks.com
About Lifetime Networks
LIFETIME is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Digital (including myLifetime.com) are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.
About Every Woman Counts
Every Woman Counts is the only public service campaign dedicated to encouraging women to speak out on the issues they care about most, vote and run for office. For the first time, the 2008 Every Woman Counts initiative will leverage the power of the #1 and #2 television networks' for women - Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) - and include the most extensive on- air programming, digital content and grassroots efforts to date. To expand the effort and reach women everywhere they live, work and play, Lifetime launched the first-ever Every Woman Counts media and advocacy coalition in partnership with REDBOOK, CosmoGIRL!, Marie Claire, celebrities, experts and hundreds of women's nonprofit organizations representing more than 15 million women from all sides of the political spectrum.
About Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote's mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country. Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election. And we give young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and leverage their power in the political process. Rock the Vote is creative, effective, and controlled by nobody's agenda but our own - we tell it like it is and pride ourselves on being a trusted source for information on politics. We empower the 44 million young people in America who want to step up, claim their voice in the political process, and change the way politics is done. www.RockTheVote.com
About White House Black Market
The ultimate destination for the little black dress, polished work essentials and everything in between, White House Black Market offers chic, sophisticated apparel and accessories in a signature palette of white and black. White House Black Market owns and operates 329 stores nationwide. For more information, please visit whitehouseblackmarket.com.
About John Rich
John Rich is a singer, award-winning songwriter and acclaimed producer. The Texas native is most recently known as one half of the multi-platinum Warner Bros. Records duo, Big & Rich. Additionally, Rich served as a judge and mentor on NBC's music competition series Nashville Star, and has returned as host and judge of the smash hit series Gone Country (CMT). www.johnrich.com
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