THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“The work we do on the local level is as important as what happens nationally.”
Organizer, speaker, analyst, and author of three books on women’s political leadership, power and influence. Leader of many women’s organizations, including NARAL: Pro-Choice America, Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance, Women’s Issue Network (WIN); since the 1970s, involved in many others since and with many women candidates; originator and co-host of the podcast, #VoteHerIn.
Interviewed by Mary Jean Collins, VFA Historian, February 2021
Photo 1. Rebecca in 1981. Photo 2. Rebecca signing copies of Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House, 2013.