Saturday, March 26, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro Dies

Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro passed away today. She became the first women to be on a major political party ticket when she became Walter Mondale picked her as his VP running mate for the Democratic party in 1984. They lost in a landslide Reagan's reelection bit, but she remained in the public spotlight ever since.

"Geraldine Ferraro, who became the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket in 1984 -- only to lose in a landslide -- died Saturday. She was 75.

Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was being treated for blood cancer, a disease she battled for 12 years, her family said.

Ferraro "was widely known as a leader, a fighter for justice, and a tireless advocate for those without a voice," her family said. "To us, she was a wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, a woman devoted to and deeply loved by her family. Her courage and generosity of spirit throughout her life waging battles big and small, public and personal, will never be forgotten and will be sorely missed."

Ferraro is survived by her husband of 50 years; her three children and their spouses; and her eight grandchildren.

1 comment:

  1. Ms. Ferraro was one of the first Pioneers on the level she was for women in Politics at the level she achieved. Thanks, Geraldine & RIP.


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