Our events in Denver on August 25th and 26th, 2008 advocating for women's rights and celebrating Senator Hillary Clinton's achievements.
The original Purpose of the website http://18millionvoices.blogspot.com/ was to organize actions in Denver and Nationwide during the Democratic National Convention to support Senator Clinton, celebrate her historic achievement, and advocate for Women's Rights worldwide. Senator Clinton's historic achievement--being the first viable Woman Presidential Candidate--is a milestone for Women's Rights that will be an enduring part of the legacy of Women's Rights forever. As Women's Rights are Human Rights, Senator Clinton's legacy moves us all forward in a path toward human equality.
The Founders of 18 Million Voices, who are also the creators of the website http://18millionvoices.blogspot.com/ continue to advocate for women's rights worldwide working mostly in offline efforts at present. We will, however, continue to blog and post on the 18 Million Voices website regarding our ongoing efforts.
The creators of 18 Million Voices are two loyal Clinton supporters, 18 Million Voices is not a non-profit organization, or a PAC, but was founded and created by two private citizens who have a background in grassroots political organizing and a strong committment to women's rights.
The efforts that took place in Denver and that are detailed on this page are the result of the hard work and commitment of the many volunteers mentioned in our State Groups list below.
This website details the specific Denver events organized by 18 Million Voices.
The Broker Restaurant, below, was our beautiful downtown Headquarters.
Headquarters at the Broker
We began our activities at our Headquarters located in the beautiful downtown Broker Restaurant. We were able to meet and greet our supporters, sip some champagne, and accomodate the many press interview requests at this lovely oasis right in downtown Denver. The space exceeded our wildest expectations, and the owners and staff were supportive, gracious, and the best hosts we could have asked for!! Our sincere thanks goes out to everyone at the Broker for allowing us to make our "headquarters" at this amazing, historic location! To learn more about the Broker, just click on the picture above to visit their website!
You may write me down in history, With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise.--Maya Angelou
Our Thanks to State Organizers and Members
Thank you to all of our many State Organizers and Members around the USA! We had wonderful events in Denver and nationwide on August 26th, 2008 honoring Senator Clinton and celebrating Women's Equality Day as was our purpose and mission.
We hope all of your future endeavors will be as successful as the journey we all took together. Thank You to Everyone, we list State Organizers and very active members below, but our heartfelt thanks goes out to all who were involved, who are simply too numerous to list.
NEW YORK CITY: Elizabeth and Bob, with tremendous help from Mary, Richard and Danny and all of the NYC members.
COLORADO: Edana, Kathy, Nina, Rachel, Vanessa, with tremendous help from Sandi, Jill and Giselle and all of the Colorado members.
WASHINGTON: Laura, and all of the Washington members.
TEXAS: Linda, and all of the Texas members.
MISSOURI: Catherine, and all the Missouri members.
NEVADA (Reno): Trisha, and all the Reno members.
NEVADA (Las Vegas): Theresa, and all the Las Vegas members.
MARYLAND, DC, VIRGINIA: Maria and Marielle, and all the Maryland, DC, and Virginia members.
LOUISIANA: Yael, and all the Louisiana members.
CALIFORNIA (Emeryville-near Berkeley): Mae, Paula, and all the California members.
OREGON: Anne, and all the Oregon members.
OKLAHOMA: Kylie, and all the Oklahoma members.
FLORIDA (St. Petersburg): Blaine, and all the St. Petersburg members.
FLORIDA (West Palm Beach): Dana, and all the of the West Palm Beach members.
FLORIDA (Ocoee, near Orlando): Donna, and all the Orlando area members.
MICHIGAN (Lansing): Krista, and all the Michigan members.
OHIO (Near Columbus): Jamie, and all the Columbus members.
OHIO (Cincinnati/Dayton) Amy, and all the Cincinnati and Dayton members.
NORTH CAROLINA (Asheville): Kathy, and the all North Carolina members.
MINNESOTA (Twin Cities Area): Cynthia, and all the Minnesota members.
The Press Followed us EVERYWHERE
We spent a great deal of time being interviewed by the press, please go to the list of press links to read the many stories published about our efforts. This was quite an exhausting experience for all of us, and especially the Founder of 18 Million Voices, who fielded hundreds of press calls in just a few days!! We were interviewed non-stop in Denver, and even followed for an entire afternoon by a press crew, and hope we got better at it with each interview.
This Press crew followed us all day at Confluence Park, we felt like we were on the "18 Million Voices" reality show!! But, they were wonderful, and it was fun!
And the Press was there as we walked to the March...
And, of course, at the march.
Our "Super, Super Secret" Late Night Headquarters
Our sincerest thanks goes out to the folks at McCoy's, which served as our "super, super secret" late night headquarters, and was the ONLY place where the press could not find us, and, the place where we were all able to do just a bit of relaxing in-between all the hub-bub! We must, for future protection of this super, super secret hideout, urr, headquarters, leave the location undisclosed...well, okay, it's on Federal Blvd, near 49th Avenue, and has a terrific outdoor deck!
Escaping the Press
And, as you can all see, most everyone was hiding from, or hostile to, ANYMORE photos being taken of them that day!!
Serving till 2:00 A.M. Denver time!!
And our final event was to gather in Cheesman Park
We all came together after the March in Cheesman Park, we relaxed, listended to some wonderful bands, and prepared to watch Hillary's prime time speech...
as Hillary started her speech, it began to rain, and someone remarked, it is the Gods crying...it was a very fitting and moving end to a long and wonderful journey for us all.
AGAIN, AND AGAIN, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE THESE EVENTS HAPPEN
We are truly, sincerely, deeply grateful to all the volunteers that worked on these efforts...please keep checking the 18 Million Voices website http://18millionvoices.blogspot.com for information about our ongoing advocacy for women's rights!