Where My Ladies (and Ben Affleck) At?
Road closings, crowds and angry protesters aside, being a Denver resident during the Democratic National Convention has been pretty sweet so far.
Keeping in the spirit of helping Denver aim to be a great host, we volunteered for The Denver Metro Visitors Bureau and the City of Denver to provide all media with hospitality, support and assistance. What better way than to ask public relations professionals to volunteer for this role. The City turned to PRSA to help staff events with media professionals to assist and help journalists find their way around, access information and make them feel like home.
We volunteered at the first of several roundtable discussions taking place this week at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (for a full schedule, click here). In addition to meeting reporters from L.A. to Berlin to Japan (and everywhere in between), Kate was able to catch Nancy Pelosi speaking at the "Unconventional Women" roundtable and Erika listened to transportation experts from across the country.
KATE: Regardless of whether or not your political views match Pelosi, you have to admit that her road to becoming our nation’s first female House speaker is nothing short of incredible. If you ever get a chance to see her speak, I recommend going.
A new organization called SheShouldRun.org covered the event as well. They’re not telling you who to vote for - they’re just asking you to put candidates on the ballot. Know a woman who should run? Sign her up! At the risk of sounding way too “girl power!” I’m inviting you to check them out. Susan B. Anthony thanks you. Nominate your sister. Or your mom. Or yourself. Or me? Click here.
ERIKA: Unfortunately, the City didn’t need volunteers for the roundtable featuring Ben Affleck. Oh, well. I attended the transportation roundtable featuring speakers Richard Gephardt, former minority leader of the House of Representatives, and Representative Rose DeLauro (D-CT). I escorted reporters to the media area, answered questions and provided them with background information about the event and our great city. The handful of journalists I talked to said they enjoyed their time so far in Denver. Once media was all settled, I was able to settle in for a dynamic and interesting conversation about our country’s transportation system and the funding crisis we face as a nation. Considering I have local transportation client, it was certainly interesting to hear a national discussion on the topic right in front of my eyes.
- Kate Miller and Erika Sauerwein