Are you ready to flex your political power and ramp up your civic engagement? Young Women Run Denver will connect you to elected leaders, train you on strategies to mobilize for 2020, and more. You'll build a squad of politically ambitious young women and leave empowered, activated, and ready to run for office - or campaign for a candidate you admire. Onward, to Young Women Run and 2020!
9:00 AM - Breakfast and Registration
9:30 AM - Welcome and Plenary
10:00 AM - Breakout #1
11:00 AM - Breakout #2
12:00 PM - Lunch with Women in Politics
1:00 PM - Opportunity Fair
Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Diana DeGette
Diana DeGette represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional district and has established herself as a leader here in Colorado and on the national stage. She proudly stands on the frontlines for progressive change on health care, reproductive rights, climate change, consumer protection and the environment.
Diana serves on the powerful Committee on Energy and Commerce where she has leveraged her leadership position to improve health care, expand medical research, reform corporate business and accounting practices, ensure that our homeland is adequately protected, take on global climate change, and move America toward energy independence. In 2019, Rep. DeGette was named Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, putting her in a position to hold the Trump Administration accountable. She has investigated the Administration’s migrant family separation policy and insulin pricing in that role.
In addition to her committee assignments, Diana is the Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, Vice-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and holds membership in 20 Caucuses focused on advancing medical research, culture and renewable energy.
A fourth-generation Coloradoan, Diana graduated from Denver’s South High School, received her B.A. magna cum laude from Colorado College in 1979 and her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1982. She served two terms in the Colorado House of Representatives serving as Assistant Minority Leader from 1993-1995. Diana is married to an attorney, Lino Lipinsky. They have two daughters, Raphaela and Francesca and a dog, Charlie.
Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
As a young mom in 1988, Dianne was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her doctor told her that she had, at most, five years to live. Since her first diagnosis, Dianne has fought cancer four times and survived. Her personal battle with cancer inspired her to make it her life’s work to ensure every Coloradan has access to the health care they need when they need it.
In 1990, Dianne joined the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury Center, where her work focused on helping individuals dealing with serious injuries recover and resume dignified, fulfilling lives. Since then, she’s held many prominent positions throughout the public and nonprofit sectors devoted to furthering life-saving medical research and connecting Coloradans who experience illness with the treatment they need to recover.
In 2006, Dianne was elected to the first of four terms in the State Legislature, representing Broomfield, Superior, and parts of Erie. Throughout her service, Dianne was highly regarded for her success working across the aisle to promote Colorado small businesses, lower prescription drug costs, and expand access to affordable health care.
Most recently, Dianne served as the CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado, one of the largest organizations in the country dedicated to breast cancer prevention, treatment, research, and education.
Dianne is a lifelong Coloradan and a Broomfield resident. She has two adult daughters and a one-year-old granddaughter, Kailani. Dianne is also an avid country dancer — taking after her dad, who was a dedicated ballroom dancer throughout his life, even on his 95th birthday.
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