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First Congresswoman in US History Takes Her Seat (1917) Options
Daemon
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First Congresswoman in US History Takes Her Seat (1917)

Sometimes referred to as the "Lady of the House," Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to be elected to the US House of Representatives and the first female member of Congress. Just days into her term, she drew the ire of the press by voting, along with 56 others, against the resolution to enter WWI. In 1940, Rankin was again elected to Congress and once again voted against entering a world war, though this time she was the only Congress member to do so. What was the Jeanette Rankin Brigade? More...
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What an amazing lady... Good to know her...
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Daemon wrote:
...What was the Jeanette Rankin Brigade?

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In January 1968 she established the Jeannette Rankin Brigade and led five thousand marchers in Washington, D.C. to protest the war, culminating in the presentation of a peace petition to House Speaker John McCormack of Massachusetts.[1]


Never heard of her, I've got no reason to follow American history, but I'm always interested in hearing about a trailblazing woman. Good on her! Whistle
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must have been tough on her when she first went to d.c.
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First Congresswoman in US History Takes Her Seat (1917)

Sometimes referred to as the "Lady of the House," Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to be elected to the US House of Representatives and the first female member of Congress. Just days into her term, she drew the ire of the press by voting, along with 56 others, against the resolution to enter WWI. In 1940, Rankin was again elected to Congress and once again voted against entering a world war, though this time she was the only Congress member to do so. What was the Jeanette Rankin Brigade? More...

Soon the first woman will become the U.S. President! Anyone can guess who...???!!!!

If we can have in director positions dry alcoholics with serious character defects, we are allowing too much!
If we allow the prejudiced males and those male and female directors to keep extremely intelligent, honorable women away from high positions, we are allowing too much!
... and the stifling society continues despite the enlightenment Plato tried to infuse into the people thousands years ago.
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striker wrote:
must have been tough on her when she first went to d.c.


Must be quite hard on those white men tooApplause
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Upon her death, Rankin left a portion of her Georgia estate to assist "mature, unemployed women workers." Rankin's personal assistant, Reita Rivers, along with friends Sue Bailey, Gail Dendy, Margaret Holt, and Heather Kleiner, established a foundation to help adult women who face difficulties returning to school. The $16,000 from Rankin's estate was the seed money for Jeannette Rankin Foundation, which has been helping mature, low-income women succeed through education since it was chartered in 1976.

In 1978, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation awarded one scholarship in the amount of $500. Since that time, JRF has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to 793 women.

In 2008, Jeannette Rankin Foundation registered the name Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund to better reflect the organization's mission.

Mission

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older across the U.S. to build better lives through college completion.

Nondiscrimination policy

It is the policy of Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund to make financial awards without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, or disability.

http://www.rankinfoundation.org/
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Thank you first lady, wish there were many more of you...
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Thank you very much for this interesting piece of news
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