The Reno Gazette Journal is reporting Sandra Fluke, the liberal activist who found fame after demanding that Georgetown University’s health insurance plan cover the cost of contraception, appeared before 10 people on Saturday at a Sak ‘N Save in north Reno to discuss early voting:
Sandra Fluke, the woman at the center of a media firestorm earlier this year after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” spoke Saturday in front of about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save in north Reno.
The speech was part of a daylong effort by Democrats to get Northern Nevadans to the polls on the first day of early voting.
“I’m trying to do everything I can for an election that I feel is very important. I have a unique opportunity for how I get to do that,” said Fluke, who is coming off recent campaign trips to Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and Florida as a surrogate for Democratic President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
Fluke emerged on the national spotlight in February when she was denied to speak before the U.S. House committee on Oversight and Government Reform on whether insurance plans should have a mandate to cover contraceptives. She eventually spoke to House Democrats.
Ms. Fluke took the national stage when she spoke before millions of Americans at the Democratic National Convention in early September in Charlotte, North Carolina.