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3/21/12 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.
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Jeanette Rankin is one of my heroes. The first woman elected to Congress (from the state of Montana), Ms. Rankin voted against that obscenity that we call World War I, which cost her reelection. She ran again, on an antiwar platform, and was elected again to Congress in 1940. When entry into World War II came to a vote, she was the only one to vote against it. She stated “As a woman, I can’t go to war and I refuse to send anyone else.”

In spite of losing another reelection bid, Ms. Rankin continued her efforts to help other women and helped the antiwar movement in the 1960’s. She established the Jeanette Rankin Brigade in 1968 and led thousands of marchers in Washington D.C.

We found this statue, honoring Jeanette Rankin, on the second floor of the Capitol Building in Helena, Montana.

Photo taken with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.

Tags

kathleen emerson, roca mia design, jeanette rankin, montana history, capitol building, helena, bronze statue, womens rights, pacifist, antiwar, ftrd2012

Comments

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you very much for this feature!

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful statue and a wonderful story. A woman after my own heart. :o)

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 2 years ago

    Congrats on the feature ! Nicely done.

  • Thank you, Jan!

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  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaover 2 years ago

    Very interestint info’, Kathleen:)

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

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  • Thank you very much, Cee!

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  • andy551
    andy551over 2 years ago

    Awesome capture!!! I’m impressed!

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 2 years ago

    Well captured and interesting story Kathleen.

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 2 years ago

    Awesome work !

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much!

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