Wasserman Schultz Statement on Feminist Trailblazer Roxcy Bolton

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Washington, DC, May 17, 2017 | comments
Roxcy O'Neal Bolton was a fierce, brave feminist fighter who challenged unjust power wherever she encountered it. Whether it was taking on male-only department store lunchrooms, or City Hall and Congress, she stood up for the voiceless. And she did it when the risks were far greater for such an outspoken woman. The first Floridian to join the National Organization for Women in 1966, she blazed a trail of advocacy that touched countless lives, whether championing children's and equal rights, rape prevention, or standing up for the poor, elderly and homeless. I was proud and honored to have known Roxcy. We've lost a true community advocate and civic hero. It is comforting to know that thanks to her courage and leadership, I and so many other women will stand on her shoulders for decades to come.
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 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement on the passing today of feminist trailblazer Roxcy Bolton:

“Roxcy O’Neal Bolton was a fierce, brave feminist fighter who challenged unjust power wherever she encountered it. Whether it was taking on male-only department store lunchrooms, or City Hall and Congress, she stood up for the voiceless. And she did it when the risks were far greater for such an outspoken woman. The first Floridian to join the National Organization for Women in 1966, she blazed a trail of advocacy that touched countless lives, whether championing children’s and equal rights, rape prevention, or standing up for the poor, elderly and homeless. I was proud and honored to have known Roxcy. We've lost a true community advocate and civic hero. It is comforting to know that thanks to her courage and leadership,  I and so many other women will stand on her shoulders for decades to come.”

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