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MAKING HISTORY: Nancy Pelosi Becomes First Female Speaker of the House

MAKING HISTORY: Nancy Pelosi Becomes First Female Speaker of the House

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS. Today we honor the woman who became the first female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.   Read More

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On This Day... in 1916: Jeannette Rankin Becomes First Woman Elected to Congress

Jeannette Rankin

On this day in 1916, Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the United States Congress, remarkably before the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was even passed! Read More

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House Passes a Renewed & Expanded Violence Against Women Act

House Passes a Renewed & Expanded Violence Against Women Act

In 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into federal law by President Bill Clinton. It was a landmark bill that MAKER Esta Soler heavily influenced: Read More

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Nancy Pelosi, Dolores Huerta, Muriel Siebert, and Karen Nussbaum join MAKERS

Nancy Pelosi, Dolores Huerta, Muriel Siebert, and Karen Nussbaum join MAKERS

Four new groundbreaking women joined our MAKERS community—two of whom achieved firsts in their fields and two of whom founded trailblazing organizations.   Read More

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