Women Winning is thrilled to announce the return of its 39th Annual Luncheon, featuring U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth! The event will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021.
“We are honored to welcome United States Senator Tammy Duckworth to Minnesota for Women Winning’s 39th Annual Luncheon,” said Meggie Wittorf, President of Women Winning. “She is a champion for women’s rights, working families, and people with disabilities and is an inspiration to so many women stepping up and running for office. Pro-choice women shattered ceilings, flipped seats, and saved majorities in the 2020 Election. Now, the Supreme Court is set to hear an abortion restrictions case that could gut Roe v. Wade. We are thrilled to have one of our country’s strongest advocates for women at this year’s Annual Luncheon to galvanize our powerful coalition ahead of the 2022 Midterm election.”
United States Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is a former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has served as the junior United States Senator for Illinois since 2017. A proud Iraq War veteran and helicopter pilot, she represented Illinois’s 8th district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. In 2018, after Tammy became the first U.S. Senator to give birth while serving in office, she worked to change Senate rules to allow Senators to bring their infant children onto the Senate floor as they do their job voting on issues of national importance — sending a message that all workplaces should be family-friendly. She has since passed several pieces of legislation making traveling easier for new moms and people with disabilities.
Senator Duckworth is focused on helping working families get ahead through job development programs, protecting Social Security and Medicare, promoting civil rights and equal rights, advocating for environmental justice, and supporting our Veterans and military families. Tammy lives with her husband Bryan, their two daughters Abigail and Maile, and her mother Lamai.
The Women Winning Annual Luncheon is a gathering of over 1,000 women, men, and allies to support Women Winning’s mission to recruit, train, and elect pro-choice women to all levels of public office. The event celebrates Women Winning’s current and former pro-choice women elected officials and candidates, and features keynote remarks from a national leader on women’s rights. Past Women Winning Annual Luncheon speakers include Congresswoman Maxine Waters (2019); Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama (2018); Secretary Madeleine Albright (2016); and Professor Anita Hill (2012).
The health and safety of Women Winning’s partners and our broader community is of the utmost importance. To best prioritize the health of our community, this inspiring event will be held virtually.
More information about the event and sponsorship opportunities is available HERE. We hope that you will join us!