Ashanti To Headline Lifetime’s ‘Every Woman Counts’ Event

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Lifetime Networks and Rock the Vote Friday announced that Ashanti will perform at the “Every Woman Counts” celebration at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 10 p.m. Other special guests include Fran Drescher and Brigid Brannagh and Sally Pressman from the network’s hit series Army Wives.

Network officials said the red carpet will begin at 10 p.m. at the Cowboy Lounge in Denver. The party is also sponsored by White House Black Market, the retailer of the dress Michelle Obama wore during her appearance on The View.

“I use my voice to empower women,” Ashanti said in a statement. “Thirty-five million eligible women didn’t vote in the 2004 presidential election, and it is my hope that this event will help shine a spotlight on this statistic and inspire women to get involved.”

The event, part of the nonpartisan “Every Woman Counts” campaign, will bring together delegates, elected officials, political leaders, campaign staff, advocates and “Every Woman Counts” coalition partners to celebrate women’s leadership and encourage more women to be involved in the political process, as voters and future candidates. Throughout the evening, women will be able to register to vote http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6584156.html at the “Every Woman Counts” bus, which will be parked out front. “Every Woman Counts” public service announcements and vignettes from celebrities such as Reba McIntyre, Queen Latifah, Jewel and many more will play throughout the night.

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