Bella Abzug


Bella Abzug (née Savitsky) born Bronx, NY July 24, 1920 (d. 1998). Feminist and civil rights legislator; founded Women Strike for Peace 1961; Democrat member of Congress 1971-7; introduced resolution on Vietnam on first day in Congress Jan. 1971; founded Women, USA opposing draft of women; WILPF representative to UN founded Women's Environment & Development Organization to support UN.


"We are here to speak of the thousands of women who have been destroyed through war, who have been raped, battered and butchered." (final speech at UN, March 16, 1998)