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It is imperative we expose the ongoing #GOP narrative that uses Leader Nancy Pelosi as a lightening rod for misogynistic, ageist and partisan attacks and what motives and attitudes lie behind it. /1 #IStandWithNancy #GOPLies #DemocraticPrincipledLeadership
In order to get at that truth, it is vital for voters to meet Nancy Pelosi, understand her background, accomplishments and values as well as her vital importance to the Party of the People./2
Nancy Pelosi has consistently put her constituents first and foremost and as Speaker and Minority Leader she has served all Americans with the same commitment and intensity./3 #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership #IStandWithNancy
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi born March 26, 1940 is an American politician serving as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives since 2011, representing most of San Francisco, California. /4 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
Nancy Pelosi previously served as the 52nd House Speaker from 2007 to 2011, the only woman to do so thus attaining the highest political office of any female politician in American history./5 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
A member of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi represents California's 12th congressional district which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. /6 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
Nancy Pelosi served as the House Minority Whip from 2002 to 2003 & was House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007. Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and the first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress. /7 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
After the Democrats took control of the House in 2007, Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House. After the Democrats lost House control in 2010, Nancy Pelosi became the Democratic Leader (Minority Leader) in the Republican-controlled House./8 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemLeader
In the House, Nancy Pelosi served on the Appropriations and Intelligence Committees, and was the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee until her election as Minority Leader.Pelosi is a member of the House Baltic Caucus./9 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
In 2001, Nancy Pelosi was elected the House Minority Whip, second-in-command to Minority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri. She was the first woman in U.S. history to hold that post./10 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
In the 2006 midterm elections, the Democrats took control of the House, picking up 31 seats. On November 16, 2006, Pelosi was unanimously chosen by her caucus as the Democratic candidate for Speaker, effectively making her Speaker-elect. /12
#IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemLeader
During her speech, Speaker Pelosi discussed the historical importance of being the first female to hold the position of Speaker:
“This is a historic moment – for the Congress, and for the women of this country. It is a moment for which we have waited more than 200 years.”/13
“Never losing faith, we waited through the many years of struggle to achieve our rights. But women weren't just waiting; women were working. Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men & women are created equal.”~Nancy Pelosi/14 #IStandWithNancy
“For our daughters and granddaughters, today, we have broken the marble ceiling. For our daughters and our granddaughters, the sky is the limit, anything is possible for them.”~Speaker Nancy Pelosi /15 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
Speaker Pelosi was instrumental in the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Pelosi was a key figure in convincing President Barack Obama to continue pushing for health care reform after the election of MA Senator Scott Brown./16
Nancy Pelosi has voted to increase #Medicare & #Medicaid benefits.
She received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign for the 107th, 108th, and 109th sessions of Congress, indicating that she voted in agreement with pro-gay legislative issues./17 #IStandWithNancy #ForAll
Nancy Pelosi supports reform in marijuana laws.She also supports use of medical marijuana./19 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership #JusticeReform
Nancy Pelosi has supported the development of new technologies to reduce U.S. dependence upon foreign oil and remediate the adverse environmental effects of burning fossil fuels./20 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership #SavOurPlanet
Nancy Pelosi has widely supported conservation programs and energy research appropriations. She has also voted to remove an amendment that would allow for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge./21 #IStandWithNancy #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
As Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi also spearheaded the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 as part of the 100-Hour Plan. The Act raises the minimum wage in the United States and the territories of the Northern Marianas Islands and American Samoa. /22 #IStandWithNancy #LivingWage
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