Friday, May 02, 2008

Lovejoy for Congress!

Pulling some materials for a small display I will be setting up next week at an outreach event, I came across (again) the little card promoting Esther Pohl Lovejoy's 1920 congressional bid. Since the media seems completely preoccupied with Vote 2008, it seems only fitting that we join in with a glance back at campaigns of yesteryear.

Lovejoy was unsuccessful in her bid, but went on to do great things nevertheless. Indeed, one wonders whether the experience of holding a political office would have dampened her boundless optimism about the power of individuals to change the world.

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