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A Capitol Moment: Jeannette Rankin
Jeannette Rankin was a politician, lifelong pacifist and women's rights advocate. Her campaign for a seat in the congressional election was supported by her brother Wellington. She was later elected and become one of the fifty Congress members to vote against the declaration of war on Germany during WWI.
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