Hillary Clinton Wins The 2009 Alice Award

by Web Intern

The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, which is the headquarters of the National Women’s Party, honored Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with its Alice Award. The award is named for Alice Paul, who founded the National Women’s Party and authored the Equal Rights Amendment.

In her acceptance speech, Clinton said, ”there is so much work to be done to improve the status of women and girls in many parts of the world. Every single day, you can pick up the newspaper or turn on the TV or log on to a website and see the reports of terrible assaults on women’s progress. We have to fight these attacks on women’s rights, and we have to address the conditions that hold women back and continue to make them the majority of the world’s poor, hungry, and unhealthy.”

The award was in honor of her putting ”eighteen million cracks in the glass ceiling” as well as her support for the establishment of Save America’s Treasures, a program that named the Sewall-Belmont House as one of four national preservation projects.

After the jump, check out one of my favorite moments of hers, where she basically issues a verbal reproductive rights smackdown. Eloquently. -Liza

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