Senator Amy Klobuchar, the first woman elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate, will be the keynote speaker at the Iowa Democratic Women’s Summit to be held at the State Historical Building in Des Moines on Saturday, March 28. The Summit, sponsored by DAWN (Democratic Activist Women’s Network), will discuss strategies for breaking the “glass ceiling” that prevents competent Iowa women from attaining higher political office.
Described in the New York Times as a “brainy upbeat soccer-mom progressive,” Senator Klobuchar won her Minnesota Senate race in a landslide in 2006. She is seen as a rising star in the national Democratic Party and is viewed by some political pundits as a woman who might one day become the first woman President of the United States. Senator Klobuchar has an undergraduate degree from Yale and a law degree from the University of Chicago.