Democratic congresswoman and women’s rights champion, Patricia Schroeder, passes away at 82

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Patricia Schroeder, a trailblazing American politician, and former congresswoman has passed away at the age of 82. She leaves behind a legacy of social justice activism and legislative accomplishments, particularly in the area of women’s rights. Throughout her career, Schroeder was a fierce advocate for gender equality in various fields, such as education, healthcare, and employment. Her commitment to children’s rights was also noteworthy, as she was instrumental in passing significant pieces of legislation like the Women’s Educational Equity Act and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

Schroeder was a highly respected and beloved figure among her constituents and colleagues alike. Her sharp wit and candidness earned her the moniker of “lioness” on Capitol Hill. Even after retiring from Congress in 1997, she remained active in public service and advocacy, taking up the position of President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers for several years.

Schroeder’s death has caused an outpouring of grief and tributes from people across the political spectrum, highlighting her profound impact on the fight for women’s rights and her unwavering dedication to social justice. Her legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire future generations of activists and leaders who share her vision of a fairer and more equitable society.

Staff Reporter

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