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demmiblue

(36,800 posts)
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 05:52 PM Jun 2022

Amy Klobuchar: In 230 years, not a single room in the Senate has been named for a woman. Last week

In 230 years, not a single room in the Senate has been named for a woman. Last week @RoyBlunt and I changed that.





Two rooms with historic view: After 230 years, women’s names adorn Senate rooms

Sen. Amy Klobuchar noticed right away as the male senators glanced around, wondering how their bipartisan prayer breakfast meeting room had all these pictures of women, powerful women.

Where, they wondered, did all this come from?

“Well, this is the Barbara Mikulski room now,” the Democrat from Minnesota told them.

For the first time in more than 230 years of Senate history, two rooms were formally named last week in honor of women: Mikulski (D-Md.), who retired at the end of 2016 as the longest-serving female senator, and the late Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine), the first woman to win election to the House and the Senate, and who stood up to McCarthyism in the 1950s.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/16/senate-rooms-women-names/


I spy one of my favs... the Shirley Chisholm portrait by Kadir Nelson:

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Amy Klobuchar: In 230 years, not a single room in the Senate has been named for a woman. Last week (Original Post) demmiblue Jun 2022 OP
It's about time. Good job. badhair77 Jun 2022 #1
wayyyyyy past time. Thnk you, Sen. Klobuchar and Sen. Blunt. niyad Jun 2022 #2
👏 Deuxcents Jun 2022 #3
Excellent. It's never too late to correct a wrong. brer cat Jun 2022 #4
at first I read that as correct a wing CrackityJones75 Jun 2022 #12
Crazy eyes can be entertaining. lol brer cat Jun 2022 #13
K&R! Well deserved and long past time! Rhiannon12866 Jun 2022 #5
K & R...nt Wounded Bear Jun 2022 #6
Mikulski certainly deserved the honor! BumRushDaShow Jun 2022 #7
K & R And thank you Amy Klobuchar! FakeNoose Jun 2022 #8
An Amy Klobuchar room would certainly... 3catwoman3 Jun 2022 #9
Amy! UTUSN Jun 2022 #10
Shameful to wait so long. NCLefty Jun 2022 #11
Do rooms need to be named after former Congress members? KS Toronado Jun 2022 #14
We could also have a Hillary Rodham Clinton room. calimary Jun 2022 #15

niyad

(112,894 posts)
2. wayyyyyy past time. Thnk you, Sen. Klobuchar and Sen. Blunt.
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 05:57 PM
Jun 2022

Would you consider cross-posting this in Women's Rights And Issues? Thanks in advance.

BumRushDaShow

(128,187 posts)
7. Mikulski certainly deserved the honor!
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 07:41 PM
Jun 2022

She was a pillar in there!

Her swan song remarks 6 years ago -




Barbara Mikulski
@SenatorBarb
Watch my remarks on the Senate floor thanking the people of Maryland for the opportunity to serve.
youtube.com
Mikulski Delivers Summing Up Speech on Senate Floor
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) spoke on the Senate floor summing up her service in the United States Congress on be...
12:34 PM · Dec 16, 2016


FakeNoose

(32,485 posts)
8. K & R And thank you Amy Klobuchar!
Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:17 PM
Jun 2022

Barbara Mikulski and Margaret Chase Smith are 2 of our finest sheroes.

Maybe someday there will be an Amy Klobuchar room?

calimary

(80,969 posts)
15. We could also have a Hillary Rodham Clinton room.
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 09:22 PM
Jun 2022

After all, she WAS a United States Senator AND ALSO the first female major party candidate for
President.

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