Thursday, July 17, 2008

Former Missionary for Catholic Church Leads Democratic Convention Project

Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced today that Michelle Obama and Colorado First Lady Jeannie Ritter will co-chair the Democratic National Convention's Delegate Service Day, Wednesday, August 27. Through this effort, the DNCC will aim to inspire hundreds of thousands of Americans in a renewed commitment to service.

Michelle Obama, America's next First Lady, announced, "Barack and I have committed much of our lives to serving our communities, and throughout this campaign we've witnessed first hand the incredible change the American people can bring to the country when we work together for the common good. It's only fitting that we continue our focus on service at our Party's Convention in Denver."

Jeannie Ritter, wife of the Governor of Colorado, is a former lay missionary for the Catholic Church in Zambia. She and her husband, also then a Catholic lay missionary, spent three years there. They ran a Catholic food distribution and nutrition center and taught health education.

"It's an honor to join Michelle Obama, the DNCC and strong volunteer organizations from Colroado in this effort, which will make such a positive impact on our state," said Colorado First Lady Jeannie Ritter. "In my own experience, whether in Colorado or in Africa, I've learned that involvement in service strengthens communities by breaking down barriers. It's that spirit that Delegate Service Day will foster around this Convention -- and one we hope delegates will carry home with them to their communities all across the country. Delegates are strong leaders within our Party, and we hope their work here in Colorado and beyond will help to inspire millions of Americans to lives of service so together we can find solutions to enduring problems."

1 comment:

sean said...

her husband is the very much pro-life Democratic governor.