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Do you remember the 1939 movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” with James Stewart? The scene with Stewart at the Lincoln Memorial was classic!

So I’m watching the movie when Mr. Smith goes to the Senate, and I see that they are all men. Is that right? So I checked it out. There actually was one woman, total, and her name was Hattie Wyatt Calaway.

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Now it's 2019, 80 years later, there are 25 women senators: Republicans have eight women and the Democrats have 17! Well, come on girls: You can do it! I have four granddaughters. Get to work!!

-- Ira Rosenholtz, Charleston

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