7 Motivational and Inspiring Short Stories of American Women Politicians You Must Read

1Tough Childhood Days for Elizabeth Warren

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Like a lot of you, I grew up in a family on the ragged edges of the middle class. My daddy sold carpeting and ended up as a maintenance man. After he had a heart attack, my mom worked the phones at Sears so we could hang on to our house.

2When Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter said something inspiring

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When I first ran for Congress, I went to my daughter Alexandra, who was going to be a senior in high school, and said: ‘I have a chance to run. I may not win, but I’d be gone three nights a week. So, if you want me to stay, I’ll be happy to.’ And do you know what she said to me? ‘Mother, get a life!’

3Shirley Chisholm was a politician at childhood

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Mother always said that even when I was 3, I used to get the 6- and 7-year-old kids on the block and punch them and say, ‘Listen to me.’

4Every field has its own challenges – Looks from Hillary Clinton’s below statement

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When I traveled as secretary of state, I was deluged with thick briefing books full of information about the politics, economy, and culture of each destination, so those took up most of my reading time.

5When Shirley Chisholm’s votes got crashed

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George Wallace for some strange, unknown reason, he liked me. George Wallace came down to Florida, and he went all over Florida, and he said to the people, ‘If you all can’t vote for me, don’t vote for those oval-headed lizards. Vote for Shirley Chisholm!’ And that crashed my votes, because they thought that I was in league with him to get votes.

6One mistake Geraldine Ferraro never wanted to repeat

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But I made one mistake which I would never repeat as a member of Congress when I was in Washington, and that was when I was elected I didn’t go on trips because I was so afraid of having someone accuse me of taking junkets.

7This is how Kamala Harris runs her campaigns

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I always start my campaigns early, and I run hard. Maybe it comes from the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco politics, where it’s not even a contact sport – it’s a blood sport. This is how I am as a candidate. This is how I run campaigns.

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