Here is a sneak peak of the 2012 Women, Money, and Power Forum Agenda! More details will be added as the forum approaches. Agenda is in progress and is subject to change. Speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

All sessions will be held at the Capital Hilton Hotel (1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

9.00am - 2.00pm

Forum General Assembly 1 - Bishops, Politicians, and the War on Women's Health
10.00am - 11.45am
Capital Hilton Congressional Room

  • Ellie Smeal, President, Feminist Majority
  • Dawn Laguens, Vice President Public Policy, Advocacy and Communications, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Kathy Bonk, President, Communications Consortium Media Center
  • Sandra Fluke, President, Georgetown University Law Students for Reproductive Choice
  • Callie Otto, President, Students for Choice, Catholic University of America
  • Barbara Blaine, President, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
  • Barry Lynn, President, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Feminist Majority Foundation 25th Anniversary Luncheon
Honoring Trailblazers for Women's Rights
12.00pm - 2.00pm
Presidential Ballroom

Senator Barbara Mikulski, first woman elected in her own right to the U.S. Senate, longest serving woman senator, Health subcommittee chair on Children and Families, Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justices, and related agencies, and author of the well women's preventive care package of the Affordable Care Act. This package enables the federal government to require health insurance companies to provide to women cancer screenings such as mammograms and pap smears, annual check ups, STI/AIDS testing, contraceptives, domestic violence counseling and breast feeding supplies and counseling without co-pays or deductibles.

Senator Barbara Boxer, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues and the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, has worked to ensure that women rights are human rights in Afghanistan and around the world and is a powerful advocate for clean air and water and to combat climate change. Her subcommittee is the first subcommittee ever to focus on global women's issues. She also chairs the Senate Select Committee on Ethics making her the only sitting Senator to chair two Senate Committees.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, chief sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, is recognized as a national leader with extensive accomplishments in women's issues, financial services, and the economy. She is a senior member of both the House Financial Services Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the immediate past Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (the first woman to serve in that capacity), and vice chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. A prolific author of legislation she was the chief sponsor of the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights (passed 2009), the Debbie Smith Act which increases funding for law enforcement to process DNA rape kits, and authored legislation to create Women's Health Offices in five federal agencies as part of the landmark Affordable Care Act (passed 2010.)

Arlene Holt Baker is the Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO. She is the first African American to be elected to one of the federation's three highest offices and the highest-ranking African American woman in the union movement. She began her work with AFSCME. She moved through the AFSCME ranks as an organizer, union representative and area director—helping public-sector workers in California form a union and win contracts that provided better wages and pay equity for women. She has served on California's Comparable Worth Task Force.

Forum General Assembly II - Taking Action to Build [Mobilize] the Women’s Vote in 2012
2.30pm - 3.15pm

  • Linda Hallman, President/ CEO, American Association of University Women
  • Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener of the Black Women's Roundtable
  • Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising
  • Kathy Spillar, Executive Vice President, Feminist Majority
  • Terry O'Neill, President, National Organization for Women (NOW)

Forum General Assembly III - 2012 Ballot Measures - Stopping the War on Women at the Ballot Box
3.25pm - 4.25pm

    Reproductive Rights
    • DuVergne Gaines, Campus Director, Feminist Majority Foundation
    • Megan Darby, Ballot Initiative and Opposition Research Manager, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    Workers' Rights
    • Marietta English, Vice President, American Federation of Teachers
    Equal Marriage
    • Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Forum Closing General Assembly- Year of the Woman 2012: Another Anita Hill Moment?
4.30pm - 5.30pm

  • Debbie Walsh, Director, Center for American Women and Politics
  • Dr. E. Faye Williams, President, National Congress of Black Women
  • Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority
*Please note that all times are subject to change.

WMP Forum and 25th Anniversary Luncheon - March 29, 2012
Capital Hilton • 1001 16th Street NW • Washington, DC, 20036

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