Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

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Tag: Susan B. Anthony

One hundred women

Yesterday was a day of firsts for the United States government.  One hundred women were sworn into the House of Representatives and six women into the Senate.  The speaker of the house is also a woman… Nancy Pelosi.  The first Native American women, the first Muslim woman, the first Palestinian-American woman also joined the team.  One hundred years after some women were first granted the right to vote in 1918. Continue reading

The world watched

The world watched as the U.S. midterm elections happened yesterday.  Although the Republicans maintained control of the Senate, the Democrats took over the House.  States like Michigan went entirely blue.  And there were a lot of firsts.  Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez is now the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.  The first Muslim women were elected to Congress when Ilhan Omar, a refugee who fled the war in Somalia, was elected in Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, was elected in Michigan. Continue reading

Strong and fearless women

March is Women’s History Month.  There are so many strong and fearless women who should be honoured.  From Susan B. Anthony who helped get women the right to vote, to Anne Frank, a young girl sharing her story about the Holocaust from a hidden room.  From Marie Curie, the first person to win a Nobel Prize for her radiation research to Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize recipient, who survived being shot for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls’ education. Continue reading

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