Former Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar Visits Chester County

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Image via the Chester County Democratic Women’s Leadership Initiative.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, center.

The Chester County Democratic Women’s Leadership Initiative (CCDWLI) recently welcomed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a 2020 presidential candidate, to Chester County for its Fall Gala.

This was the CCDWLI’s first event since 2019, with events in 2020 and early 2021 canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. The organization worked to ensure the safety of all guests and attendees by requiring proof of vaccination to enter the sold-out event.

“We were privileged to have U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar as the speaker for the return of our annual Fall Gala,” said CCDWLI Chair and co-founder Michele Vaughn. “She spoke about the fight for our democracy and ensuring all Americans can exercise their right to vote.”

Klobuchar was chosen as a speaker by the CCDWLI because of her long history advocating for the issues that matter to women and working families. Her first experience with public policy followed the birth of her daughter, Abigail, where she was the lead advocate for a law guaranteeing new moms and their babies a 48-hour hospital stay.

The CCDWLI’s goal is to recognize women as the leaders they are at every level and to support and encourage those who are willing to stand up and fight on the issues that matter to women and families.

“Our hope is that U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s experience will inspire current and future leaders, particularly women leaders, here in our community to stand up and make a difference on the issues about which they feel most passionately,” said Vaughn.

The CCDWLI, founded in 2015, is a chapter of the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women (PFDW). In a short time, the CCDWLI has quickly become the state’s largest PFDW chapter in Pennsylvania.