As a first timer at Netroots Nation, I really didn’t know what to expect beyond that it would be incredible but even so, the convention has really exceeded my expectations beyond words. So many of the speakers and people that I’ve met this weekend so far have been amazing but the speech that nearly brought me to tears along with many others in the audience was from our very own Darcy Burner.
The following is the video of the entire Keynote called the War on Women and if you have the time, watch all of it. The main speakers were Darcy Burner, Elizabeth Warren, and Mazie Hirono. However, if you just want to watch Darcy’s speech, skip to 7:30 and it’s roughly 15 minutes long.
The part I really wish had a visual of the audience in video was when Darcy Burner asked the audience to hold their applause for a minute and have any woman who has had an abortion and was comfortable expressing it openly to stand up in the audience. Moments later, she asked everyone who will stand with them in support to stand up as well and nearly every person in the room stood up. It was a really beautiful moment.
Here is the link to the video:
Darcy starts just after time 7:30