“In some ways that was my clicking moment that the Montana State Legislature said you don’t think I’m equal.”
Organizer. Public Policy. Expert in key women’s policy issues of the 1980s and 1990s, including reproductive rights, women’s health, family and medical leave, domestic violence, and women in politics. The National Women’s Political Caucus. EMILY’s List. National Breast Cancer Coalition.
Interviewed by Judith Waxman, September 2020
Photo 1.Democratic Women’s Task Force Chair, NWPC 1979. Photo 2. 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 3. Team A (the original five) and Team B, all of whom worked to get Geraldine Ferraro to break the glass ceiling, reunited in the early ’90s. Clockwise from top: Nanette Falkenberg, Joanne Howes, Joan McLean, Millie Jeffrey, Eleanor Lewis, Ranny Cooper, Joanne Symons. (Photo, Joan McLean)