Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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DeGette on Rep. Louse Slaughter’s Passing: She Had a Core of Steel. I’ll Miss her Wisdom and Wit Every Day.

Mar 16, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) today issued the following statement on the news that her Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus co-chair and long-time colleague, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, had passed away:

“This is a tremendous loss, personally and for the vast community of people with whom Louise Slaughter worked.

“Louise was a warrior for all the issues she cared about. Her genteel Kentucky upbringing masked a core of steel. As a champion of women’s reproductive rights, she was especially proud to represent Seneca Falls, home to the first women’s rights convention in the United States.

“I’ll miss her wisdom and wit every day.”