06 12 / 2012

Born this day in 1927: Maverick and trailblazer Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927–2002), first Asian American woman to serve as a member of Congress (D-Hawaii, 1965–1977; 1990–2002) and champion of liberal causes, especially education and gender equity.


“It is easy enough to vote right and be consistently with the majority. But it is more often more important to be ahead of the majority and this means being willing to cut the first furrow in the ground and stand alone for a while if necessary.”
—Senator Patsy Mink

Born this day in 1927: Maverick and trailblazer Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927–2002), first Asian American woman to serve as a member of Congress (D-Hawaii, 1965–1977; 1990–2002) and champion of liberal causes, especially education and gender equity.


“It is easy enough to vote right and be consistently with the majority. But it is more often more important to be ahead of the majority and this means being willing to cut the first furrow in the ground and stand alone for a while if necessary.”

—Senator Patsy Mink

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