Fighting for your rights

Fighting for your rights

Written on 09/18/2020
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Patsy Takemoto Mink served in the US Congress from 1965-1988 and again from 1990-2002, where she represented Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District. The first woman of color elected to the US House of Representatives, she worked tirelessly for civil rights, women's rights, economic justice, civil liberties, peace, and the integrity of the democratic process.  On November 24, 2014, she was awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nations' highest civilian honor.