Gwen Moore delivers speech addressing domestic violence at DNC

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- Women's issues were a big theme of opening night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wisconsin Congresswoman and Milwaukee Democrat Gwen Moore addressed the crowd Tuesday, September 4th on the topic of domestic violence.

Moore delivered a feisty defense of President Barack Obama's record. She said Republican policies would take the country backwards.

When it comes to members of Congress from Wisconsin these days, all of the attention is on Paul Ryan. Moore's appearance was intended to show Wisconsin has another side.

Milwaukee's lively lawmaker is a mother of three and grandmother of three granddaughters. She took the stage at the DNC giving a speech highlighting the role of women serving in Congress.

"I'm working hard to end violence against women," Moore said.

Moore has a painful personal story, having been raped and sexually abused as a child. At the Convention, she passionately discussed domestic violence and what Congress can do to curtail it.

"No victim of domestic violence or bullying, man or woman, should feel unprotected in America," Moore said.

Moore said President Obama is working for the equality of women.

"Vice President Biden wrote the Violence Against Women Act and he and President Obama and democrats are standing strong to prevent violence for all," Moore said.

Moore also charged Republicans with ignoring women's issues.

"They've even tried to change the definition of rape. The Democratic women of the House will fight violence against all women," Moore said.

There is still one more big moment for the Wisconsin Delegation -- a prime time keynote speech from Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin on Thursday.

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