#womensmonth To me, U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defines the word HERO.She has spent a considerable part of her legal career as an advocate for the advancement of gender equality and women's rights, immigrant rights and the environment.At 85 years old, she has no plans of stepping down.She said two things that have always stuck with me, and why she is todays Hero
'America is known as a country that welcomes people to its shores. All kinds of people. The image of the Statue of Liberty with Emma Lazarus' famous poem. She lifts her lamp and welcomes people to the golden shore, where they will not experience prejudice because of the color of their skin, the religious faith that they follow.
"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."
#womensmonth Today we're honoring Nancy Pelosi as part of Women's Month.Nancy Pelosi is a Democratic American Politician serving as the Minority leader of the United States House of Representatives since 2011.Pelosi was the 52nd House Speaker from 2007 to 2011, making her the highest congressional ranking female politician in American history.Pelosi has made a difference in many American's in a number of ways, especially with the ACL and HRC, who both have given Pelosi top ratings for her work for equality within human rights and the LGBTQ communities.Pelosi is a fearless leader who as a woman has faced scrutiny and questioning through her career, yet has remained a strong voice within politics and the Democratic Party.She’s a friend and I’ve been able to see her dedication to our democracy first hand. Thank you Leader Pelosi.You are one one of my Heroes.
Excited about joining the line up for Rock The Park in London Ontario. See you soon Canada!
We’re sharing some of your inspirations and heroes for Women’s Month. Thank you Anne Marie McGill for sharing: “I'm sure I'm not the only one to nominate their own Mother, but, well, she is something special. At the age of 82 she is a widow. She & my father were constant companions for 58 years when he passed this last February at the age of 86 from Pulmonary Fibrosis. He's gone, but, because of what they created together my Mother is not alone. They had 6 of us & the number of grands & great grands are unending. Together my parents worked together to make a happy marriage & from that taught all of us humanity & the art of giving. Besides a Mom, Grandmother & Great Grandmother she is a retired teacher, a volunteer for St Vincent de Paul & active & giving with in her community. A strong woman with a great sense of humor, stubborn, quick tempered & forgiving...with 6 of us she had to really conquer the gift of forgiveness. She has always welcomed all of us home with amazing hugs. Because of her I know love. However, she hated cooking & washing dishes” #womensmonth #celebrateyou
We’re sharing some of your photos of your heroes and the women who have influenced you the most here for Women’s Month. Thank you Carolyn McDaniel for sharing “My shero is my mom Judy (Mortenson) McCarthy. She was a working single woman, a Navy wife and stay-at-home mother, and a co-breadwinner with my Dad later in life. She encouraged our open minds and hearts, laughs and loves heartily, and above all else she teaches us the importance of kindness. She is the sweetest and kindest person I've ever met!” #womensmonth #celebrateyou
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