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Hannah Beth Jackson ’71 Among Top 11 Women in American Politics

CLAREMONT, California - March 10, 2016

The Huffington Post notes women are making progress at the federal, state and city levels of government beyond household names like Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, listing 11 high-profile politicians of note, including Scripps College’s own Hannah Beth Jackson ’71.

From her post in the California legislature the past four years, Scripps alum Hannah Beth Jackson has championed women’s issues such as paid family leave, child care programs and stronger responses to sexual assaults on community college campuses. Jackson, a member of the California State Senate representing the 19th District, was responsible for creating the Fair Pay Act that was signed into law in mid-October 2015 that has been described as the “nation’s strongest equal pay law.”