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Nancy Pelosi, Betty Ford join Women's Hall of Fame

Seneca Falls, N.Y. Nine trailblazing women received high honors Saturday at the National Womens Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.

They included a First Lady, an activist, a politician, and an athlete:

  • Betty Ford, former first lady
  • Ina May Gaskin, professional midwife
  • Julie Krone, jockey
  • Kate Millett, feminist activist
  • Nancy Pelosi, House democratic leader
  • Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, Maryknoll Sisters founder
  • Bernice Resnick Sandler, Title IX advocate
  • Anna Jacobson Schwartz, research economist
  • Emma Hart Willard, education advocate

I look at the list of people being honored now, as well as the long list of all the women who preceded me, and they are strong women, said Sandler, who was instrumental in prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in government programs, including schools. They are women that made change possible in many ways.

Hillary Clinton, a past inductee, passed along a personal video message to the newest additions to the Hall.

We do indeed stand on the shoulders of all of those who came before, she said. So let us now think about what we can do to continue the progress that is necessary to make it possible for even more women to make a difference today.

Pelosi attended the induction, and was accompanied by fifteen of her congressional colleagues who were there to show support.

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Washington Times