Eleanor Smeal, head of the Feminist Majority Foundation, was in line to go into the red gate for the Inauguration. She said she's here because "it's historic, and the president got elected with the women's vote so I believe it's very important to be here today." She said that members of the Feminist Majority met with the President Barack Obama after his re-election and discussed issues of importance to them, "and we've got his support for them. . . . It's very exciting to have a pres and a veep committed to advance women's rights.'"
Also in line was Lana Moreskey, a Democratic fund-raiser from the Cleveland area. "I wanted to witness the first day of his second term when he's going to be able to start working to finish his agenda," she said.