- Barbara Mikulski vowed to "raise hell" in her last years as senator of Maryland.
- Ellen Malcolm joked about starting EMILY's List with rolodexes, hand-written letters, and being the original Kickstarter.
- Captain Mark Kelly said he was only in attendance because his wife said so. And Gabrielle Giffords continues to bring tears of joy as she defies odds with her bright smile and perseverance.
- Ayanna Pressley awed the crowd with her strength as the Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star award receipient--her teachers used to say she had trouble with her "inside voice."
- Al Franken apologized for being a man.
- Stephanie Schriock was as feisty as ever!
- Hillary Clinton made a joking comment about seeing a woman become president....
Here is to another 30 more years, EMILY!