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Louise Slaughter announced as inductee to National Women's Hall of Fame

Posted at 2:19 PM, Mar 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-10 14:19:14-04

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has been announced as one of 10 inductees into the National Women's Hall of Fame for 2019.

Slaughter was one of the longest-serving Democrats in Congress and the first female chair of the House Rules Committee, she represented parts of the Buffalo area for more than a decade.

Known for being an advocate for women and POC, she was a founding member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, which promotes reproductive health and protects a woman's right to choose. She also established the Office of Research on Women’s Health, secured $500 million in funding for breast cancer research and co-authored the Violence Against Women Act.

Slaughter passed away almost one year agoat the age of 88.

Other notable inductees include Jane Fonda, Angela Davis and Sonia Sotomayor.

To learn more about the National Women's Hall of Fame and the 2019 inductees visit their website here.