Gwen Moore loves us all

    Congresswoman Gwen Moore speaking on the DNC stage in Milwaukee on Monday, August 17. Photo courtesy of the 2020 Democratic National Convention Committee (“DNCC”), all rights reserved.
    Congresswoman Gwen Moore about to speak on the DNC stage in Milwaukee on Monday, August 17. Photo courtesy of the 2020 Democratic National Convention Committee (“DNCC”), all rights reserved.

    Congresswoman Gwen Moore was the first face of Wisconsin to be featured in the opening of the Democratic National Convention kick off in Milwaukee/virtual reality. She appeared live from the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

    Yes, it was only for 90 seconds — but, per usual, she packed a lot of enthusiasm and fun into her brief introduction. Anyone who wants  to know why Milwaukee keeps sending her back to Congress need only watch her video.

    Congresswoman Gwen Moore speaking on the DNC stage in Milwaukee on Monday, August 17. Photo courtesy of the 2020 Democratic National Convention Committee (“DNCC”), all rights reserved.
    Congresswoman Gwen Moore speaking on the DNC stage in Milwaukee on Monday, August 17. Photo courtesy of the 2020 Democratic National Convention Committee (“DNCC”), all rights reserved.

    “Oh, I sure wish you all were here in the city of Milwaukee, which takes its name from the languages of the First Peoples interpreted as ‘good land’ and ‘gathering place by the waters,’” Moore said with regret. “This is a city where blood was shed for labor rights. Where a fugitive slave was freed from prison. Where women’s right to vote was first ratified.

    “But today, we gathered virtually. However, we gather unified in spirit, unified in our values and purpose to heal divisions, and together move the nation confidently into a prosperous, inclusive future.”


    She exuded the same passion for the nominees as she did for her hometown.

    “What better way to gather than all across America to nominate my beloved friend Joe Biden to be the 46th president of the United States of America, with my VIP VP nominee sista Kamala Harris by his side.”

    And she sent love to all the viewers, too. 

    “Thank you,” Moore concluded. “I love you all, and God bless you.”

    Melanie Conklin
    Melanie Conklin is proud to be a native of the state of Wisconsin, which gave humankind the typewriter, progressivism and deep-fried cheese curds. Her several decades in journalism include political beats and columns at Isthmus newspaper, the Wisconsin State Journal and other publications. When not an ink-stained wretch, she served time inside state, local and federal government in communications. She is excited to be back at the craft of journalism as Deputy Editor of the Wisconsin Examiner. It’s what she’s loved ever since getting her master’s degree in journalism from the UW-Madison. Her family includes one husband, two kids, four dogs and five (or more) chinchillas.