Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University presents:
April 19, 2017 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Join the PCWP for the 2016-2017 Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics. Senator Barbara Mikulski will speak in the Campbell Memorial Chapel about her career as the longest serving Congresswoman in U.S. history.
About U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski:
Former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) is the longest serving woman in Congress in U.S. history. She began her career as a Baltimore City Councilwoman in 1971. In 1976 she was elected to Congress and represented Maryland’s 3rd District for 10 years. In 1986 she was elected to the Senate and represented the state of Maryland until her retirement in 2016.
A leader in the Senate, Mikulski focused on the issues of civil rights, national security, space exploration, education, jobs, research and innovation, women’s health, cyber security, seniors, and veterans. She was the primary sponsor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, addressing salary discrimination against women. Milkulski was the Dean of the Women in the Senate, serving as a mentor to other women Senators when they first took office. As the dean, she built coalitions- proving that in the Senate women are not solo acts, but work together to get things done.
In 2012, Mikulski became the first woman and first Marylander to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee. Mikulski was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2015.