"We're half the people; we should be half the Congress." - Jeannette Rankin, the 1st woman elected to the US Congress, and also the only member of the House of Representatives to vote "no" to U.S. entry into both World War I and World War II. #wmnhist
Jeanette Rankin holds an esteemed place in United States history as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives and the only member of Congress to vote against two world wars. Rankin made a name for herself as a skilled lobbyist, organizer, politician, and pacifist.