Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Martha Coakley Wins!

Martha Coakley won big in the Democratic primary which means she will BE Massachusetts' first-ever woman in the US Senate. And Massachusetts calls itself progressive.

But the state elected a feminist this time. In her victory speech, Martha Coakley referenced foresisters Abigail Adams and Lucy Stone. That alone is far more than women get from most pols.

"And following in the steps of so many men and women who have broken barriers and cracked ceilings as well as those who have worked at the bottom of the ladder, it is my hope that as this is one small step for women, you will help me take the much larger steps we need to take to make those words of the Declaration of Independence truly inclusive."