Jean Carnahan was a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate, representing Missouri. She was appointed to the Senate to fill the seat of her posthumously elected husband, Mel Carnahan, becoming the first woman to represent Missouri in the Senate (January 3, 2001 – November 25, 2002). Her son, Russ Carnahan is a current Senator.
NEXT AGENDA Conference
NEXT AGENDA was held at the National Press Club, Main Ballroom, Feb. 28,2001.
- At Feb. 28 Conference on NEXT AGENDA, progressive activists, Congressional leaders will unite to forge strategy for "working families" agenda -- the day after President Bush delivers his plans to joint session of Congress.
- -- Calling themselves the real "democratic majority," organizers and thinkers, led by the Campaign for America's Future, to release new book outlining an agenda for changes they insist most voters endorsed in 2000 elections.
- On Feb. 28, a national conference on the NEXT AGENDA, will bring together progressive activists, intellectuals and allies in the Congress for the first time since the disputed election and battles over President Bush's cabinet nominees. It will frame the next two year's debate.
- Sponsored by the progressive advocacy group, the Campaign for America's Future and its sister research organization, the Institute for America's Future, the Conference on the Next Progressive Agenda has been endorsed by a who's who of prominent leaders from the labor unions, women's organizations, civil rights groups, environmentalists and individual members of the House and Senate. Their goal: to forge a progressive movement to fight for the "working family" agenda they insist was endorsed by a majority of the voters in the 2000 election.
Special Guests were:
- Sen. Mark Dayton
- Sen. Jean Carnahan - invited
- Sen. Jon Corzine- invited
- Sen. Debbie Stabenow- invited
- Sen. Maria Cantwell
- Sen. Paul Wellstone
Carnahan was supported by EMILY's List during her campaigning.
- [http://www.commondreams.org/news2001/0226-05.htm, Common Dreams, Morning After Bush's Speech, Progressive Activists to Unite Feb. 28 for Conference on 'Working Family' Agenda, WASHINGTON - February 26 - News Advisory]