Sept. 4, 2012
The following is the text of the speech Democratic Congressional candidate Tulsi Gabbard delivered in a special segment called “Women of the House” during today’s opening session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Aloha. I’m Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for Congress in Hawai’i, and a Captain in the Army National Guard. When I stepped down from the State Legislature, where I served, and headed to a war zone, I joined a long, proud, line of Americans who sacrificed to make us the land of the free, and the home of the brave.