Susan Bysiewicz is providing the welcome message to delegates at 9:25am. (I am live-typing this; however, since we have no Internet access (again) I am writing and will post as soon as I can.) She received a standing ovation even before she was introduced. She opened her speech by asking, “And how was your week?” She was gracious and encouraged delegates to “vote your conscience.”
Now Denise Nappier is being nominated for treasurer -- she is unopposed. John Olsen is giving the speech, urging support for 1199NE and the strike against Spectrum Healthcare. Nobody is going to sleep through this one!
Denise Nappier was the first woman and the first African-American to serve. In her acceptance speech, she noted “It’s all about the money!”