Black Women in Politics Who Rock!

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Gwen Moore

Once a teen mom and welfare recipient, Wisconsin Democrat Gwen Moore is the first African-American and the second woman to represent the state in the House. A leader on such issues as welfare reform and the protection of reproductive rights, Moore co-chairs the Congressional Women’s Caucus.

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