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“I Was Fortunate to Have Opportunities.”
Political strategist, fundraiser and consultant. A “founding mother” of EMILY’s List, a fund-raising network working to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office. National Women’s Political Caucus.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, October 2020
Photo 1. ERAmerica Team (left to right): Ellen Boddie, Marie Bass, Kathleen Currie, Honorary Co-Chairs Liz Carpenter and Elly Peterson, Maureen Shay, Roz Baker, David Abrams, Sheila Greenwald, Betsy Crone. Photo 2. NPWC Fund-Raising Event, Sharon Flynn, Betsy Crone and Ann Kolker, 1974. Photo 3. Staff and consultants for EMILY’s List. Seated (left to right): Sharon Hooper, Betsy Crone, Lisa Pelofsky, Celinda Lake; standing (left to right): Joanne Howes, Marie Bass and Ellen Malcolm. Ms. Magazine, June 1988. Photo 4. Betsy Crone, Ellen Malcolm and Anita Hill after Women Senators’ Victories 1992. Photo 5. Betsy Crone 1996.
More About Betsy:
- Betsy Crone biography
- Betsy Crone receives Cornerstone Award from Chatham University, 2012
- Publications Betsy Crone is cited in
- When Women Win: EMILY’s List and the Rise of Women in American Politics, by Ellen R. Malcolm, Craig Unger, 2016
- Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates, by Sara Fitzgerald, 2011
- Women, Philanthropy, and Social Change Visions for a Just Society, Editor Elayne Clift, 2005
- Women and American Politics New Questions, New Directions, Editor Susan J Carroll, 2003
- Records of the National Women’s Political Caucus, 1970-2006 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
- The Ms. Reporter, Women Candidates, The Money Rolls In, Peggy Simpson, Ms. Magazine, June 1988
- Robert F. Kennedy introduced the Memorial Film to the memory of his brother, the late President John F. Kennedy – a moment in history that impacted Betsy Crone when she was at the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City NJ, August 1964 at age 19.