Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Women's History Month!

In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be doing spotlights on a few amazing women that you should probably know - both women from history and women that are making history.  Today's lovely lady is of the latter category, the Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi.  

Here are 10 reasons why Nancy Pelosi rules.

1.  She is the first women EVER to serve as Speaker of the House.
2.  She was crucial to the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  AKA Obamacare.  
3.  Pro-Choice.  Nuff said.
4.  In response to the 138 Republicans who voted against the Violence Against Women Act and the harmful affects of the sequester against women she said, "to vote against the Violence Against Women Act is taking it all to a new place in terms of their lack of understanding of what the challenges are that women face...It’s just a stunning display of their value system, and it’s very harmful to women.
5.  She LOVES chocolate.
6.  She has made combating HIV/AIDS a priority in Congress for the past 25 years.
7.  Her mother and four daughters are her feminist heroines.  
8.  The Minority House Leader has successfully defeated repeated attempts to reduce funding for international family planning programs.  
9.  She said, "If you reduce the role of money in politics and increase the level of civility, you’ll have more women elected to public office, and sooner, and that nothing is more wholesome to the governmental and political process than increased participation of women."
10.  She is 72, and STILL rocking the House!

Read her full interview at salon.com!