Senator, Barbara, Mikulski. #ThreeWordsToLiveBy Maryland's Senator Barbara Mikulski is the longest-serving woman in the history of the United States Congress, and a personal icon to each one of us here at Jewel Toned. Senator Mikulski is a pioneer in the world of politics, and continues to be a staunch advocate for women's rights and all civil rights.
President Obama selected Senator Mikulski as a recipient for this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award of the United States, and we definitively approve.
Famously standing tall at 4-feet-11-inches, #SenatorBarb is a giant upon whose shoulders we proudly perch, and a wordsmith of the most excellent. Few congresspeople can boast the colorful charisma Senator Mikulski brings to the political space, so below are a few of our favorite quotes from the Senator herself:
"America is not a melting pot. It is a sizzling cauldron."
"We work on macro issues and macaroni and cheese issues. When women are in the halls of power, our national debate reflects the needs and dreams of American families."
“Calling 1992 'The Year of the Woman' makes it sound like the 'Year of the Caribou,' or the 'Year of the Asparagus' ... We’re not a fad, fancy or a year.”
"We’re going to foment our own revolution. So I say to the women out there in America, let’s keep this fight going! Put on your lipstick, square your shoulders, suit up, and let’s fight for a new American revolution where women are paid equal pay for equal work, and let’s end wage discrimination in this century once and for all!"
“I might be short, but I won’t be overlooked.”
"Politics is social work with power."