Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75

Geraldine Ferraro, the Vice President candidate that ran with Walter Mondale, died Saturday at the age of 75.

In 1984 Geraldine Ferraro was the the first women to ever run as Vice President. According to the Pioneer Press, Ferraro died in Boston after she had complications from being treated for blood cancer.

Ferraro was from Queens, New York, and before running for Vice President she was a congresswoman. She laid out the path for later women who would enter into politics such as Hilary Clinton who ran for President in 2008, and now is Secretary of State. She also laid the groundwork for another woman who ran for Vice President, Sarah Palin.

The Washington Post published a quote from Ferraro from the 1984 democratic convention that spoke to breaking barriers for women in Politics.

"By choosing a woman to run, you send a powerful signal to all Americans: There are no doors we cannot unlock," Mrs. Ferraro said in her acceptance speech at the 1984 Democratic convention. "We will place no limits on achievement. If we can do this, we can do anything."

Walter Mondale remembers Ferraro as an amazing woman and person, according to an Associated Press quote which was published in the Washington Post.

"She was a pioneer in our country for justice for women and a more open society. She broke a lot of molds and it's a better country for what she did," Mr. Mondale told the Associated Press.


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