The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
Before beginning a conversation, Edward Kennedy (D-MA) places his hand on the shoulder of Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) while waiting for the Women's Outreach meeting, hosted by Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA), to begin on Capitol Hill. Democratic senators invited the leaders of various national women's organizations to discuss issues the groups care about, specifically how the current budget and tax debate could impact women. (March 2001)