Bella Savitzky Abzug was a lawyer, social activist, leader of the women’s movement and member of Congress. She was one of the founders of the National Women’s Political Caucus. Bella’s campaign slogan was “This woman’s place is in the House – the House of Representatives.” Bella Abzug was one of the first members of Congress to support gay rights and she chaired historic hearings on government secrecy. Her political career ended with her unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination for Senate, losing to Daniel Moynihan.
The House of Representatives and Senate comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Representatives, elected from congressional districts, are allocated to states based on population measured by the U.S. Census. The number of Representatives is set by law at 435. The House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, which after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the president for consideration. The House has the power to initiate all bills related to revenue and the impeachment of federal officers.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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