I remember being captivated by this woman I had never heard of. Former Texas Governor Ann Richards delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention and forever became my role model for speaking perfection. This is the entire 34-minute address. And here’s a clip that’s just under five minutes. No surprise that her daughter, Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood, is also a stellar speaker.
When I asked my parents why they were Democrats, this is what they said:
“It starts with the answer to ‘What kind of society do we want?’ We believe it’s a moral imperative to help others. To ensure there’s an attitude of fairness. We always looked for candidates who spoke up for policies that would ensure the well-being, health, and job opportunities for the most people. And those candidates were almost always Democrats or progressive Independents.” Read More