I went to my first rally today, on pay equity. Lilly Ledbetter was there, as were Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). Unfortunately, we arrived late thanks to some ill-placed road closures (our taxi actually made negative progress -- we were dropped off further away from the event from where we started), so we missed most of the speakers. But I can tell that Barbara Mikulski, who closed the show, is first-class, grade A BAMF. She was in full war-path mode, telling everybody to put on their armor "and your lipstick" and win this fight. She is so hard-core, I half-expected her to start passing out Molotov cocktails and march on the NAM.
Also, I got to shake Sen. Clinton's hand. So exciting!