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March 13, 2012

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Nancy Thompson

Not sure I was signed in for my comment, so I'll try again. My all-time favorite inspirational woman is Shirley Chisholm, a congresswoman from New York who was nominated as a candidate at the 1972 Democratic Convention for a presidential race. Her work and accomplishments are too numerous to itemize here. She was something to behold!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Chisholm

Nancy Thompson

Edit to Chisholm note above: She had 152 delegates on the 1st ballot, but George McGovern won the nomination.

badaude

Thanks so much for persevering with the typepad interface!

I was just thinking about nominating my own favourite political woman and realised that, right now, it has to be Katherine Stanley, who organises events at Tent City University at Occupy LSX: she's put so much into keeping open a forum for ideas under stormy and changeable conditions: she's a rock!

Mike

Jo Vallentine. Peace activist, anti-nuclear campaigner and proto-Green, elected to the Australian senate from Western Australia in the 1980s. She is a bit forgotten here these days. But it was a start.

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