Constance Baker Motley was born on September 14, 1921 in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1964 Judge Motley entered politics. She was the first woman to be elected into the New York State Senate in 1964 and in 1965 became the first woman to hold the position of Manhattan Borough President. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Motley to the United States District Court in 1966, making her the first African American woman to hold a Federal Judgeship.
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis powerhouse, feminist superhero and filibustering pro-choice -for women to have the right to choose- their bodies, their choices. best quote: "LAWMAKERS, EITHER GET OUT OF THE VAGINA BUSINESS, OR GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL."
Ken Buck, Asshole of the Day for January 17, 2014 by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat) District Attorney Ken Buck is running for Senate again, and so he’s out there saying things. Awful things. For example, let him explain how he understands abortion and the right to control your own body: Buck acknowledged that while he “understands” the desire to make decisions about your own body, women are not entitled to that right: BUCK: Yes, I am pro-life. While I understand a woman wants to ...
Diane Humetewa, member of the Hopi Tribe and the first Native American woman to serve as a federal judge. She will be the third Native American federal judge in history and the only one currently active.
Madeleine Albright - USA - 1996: Albright was the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by US President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99–0.