Jeanette Rankin was solidified into American history when she became the first woman elected to Congress. Unafraid to take a controversial stand, she fought for women's suffrage, safer working conditions & the US to abstain from both World Wars and to instead seek peace.
.@RepDeanPhillips came to Congress because he was tired of seeing a government that often places special interests before our common interests. Today, @HouseDemocrats reaffirm our pledge to end Washington’s #CultureOfCorruption & have a government that works #ForThePeople.
A crusader for change, Ida B. Wells organized economic boycotts as a tool to combat racial discrimination. Wells was an accomplished journalist & activist, reporting cases of racial injustice with pioneering journalism techniques that are still used today.
.@realDonaldTrump’s abandoned @StateDept rescissions package was an unlawful move that would have harmed our national security.
Moving forward, we must all recognize our national security interests & Congress’s constitutional power of the purse. https://t.co/Gj4uG4GMFA
As an abolitionist & women’s rights activist, Sojourner Truth was a major force in the fight to end slavery. After escaping slavery, she used her experiences to educate others & fight for freedom & equal rights. Her powerful speeches influenced many, including Abraham Lincoln.
Congressman Dean Phillips Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
August 23, 2019
Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Reversal on Proposed Rescissions
August 22, 2019