Abzug before leaving on a tour to announce her candidacy for U.S. Senate
"I know that the time we have on this planet is what we make of it. Security is what we all seek, but it also comes from within, from inner strength. It emanates from our ability to love and treasure the peoples of the earth, especially those with whom we may not necessarily agree or who are different than us....When we talk of the empowerment of women we are simply talking about releasing what is inside each of us...Our responsibility is to use this power to offer a fundamental challenge to today's elitist policies..."
Notes 1. Quoted in Blanche Weisen Cook, "Bella Abzug," Jewish Women In America, vol. 1, eds. Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore (New York : Routledge, 1997) 9.
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