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Senseless Violence Ended Gabby Giffords’ Political Career but Inspired a New Life of Advocacy

Gabby Giffords is a retired politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Arizona’s 8th congressional district from January 2007 until January 2012. Her political career was tragically cut short when she was nearly killed during an attempted assassination at a constituent event in Arizona in 2011…

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Lisa Murkowski: Like Father, Like Daughter

American attorney and politician Lisa Ann Murkowski is the senior United States senator for Alaska. She was appointed in 2002 and won elections in 2004, 2010, and 2016. She’s currently seeking re-election for the Republican Party in the general election this November. She advanced as the top vote-getter in Alaska’s new ranked-choice primary elections…

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CVS Alum Helena Foulkes Wants to Work for the People

American businesswoman and politician Helena Foulkes is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor of Rhode Island in the 2022 election. She may be new to politics herself, but she grew up surrounded by politicians. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was one of her mother’s closest friends and has already shown public support at campaign events for Foulkes…

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Henrietta Szold Dedicated Her Life to Teaching and Zionism

Henrietta Szold was an American Jewish Zionist leader and founder of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Hadassah was her greatest accomplishment, and under her influence it became the largest and most powerful Zionist group in the United States, fundraising and setting up hospitals, food banks, nursing schools, and social work programs…

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Anna Roosevelt Halsted Lived in FDR’s World, but Not in His Shadow

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Halsted was the eldest of five children and the only daughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. She had a career as a newspaper editor, worked in public relations, and would go on to become a prominent figure in publishing, social work, and human rights. She also authored two best-selling children’s books, “Scamper” and “Scamper’s Christmas.”

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Shirley Chisholm was ‘Unbought and Unbossed’ as Congress’ First Black Woman

Shirley Anita Chisholm is best known as the first Black woman to be elected to the United States Congress in 1968, representing New York’s 12th congressional district. She served for seven terms, and in the process ran for the 1972 Democratic nomination for the presidency, becoming the first major-party Black candidate to make a bid for the U.S. presidency…

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