In the Media: New York Times Profiles California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71

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The New York Times profiled Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 for her work breaking down gender-based barriers in the California state senate. “For me, it goes back to my basic fundamental belief in what this country promises people and what has lured generations of people from all over the world to come to this country, and that is, that if you work hard, you play by the rules, and you do your best, there’s nothing that’s impossible,” Jackson said of her guiding philosophies. “And yet, the reality is that if you are a woman, those opportunities don’t necessarily exist.”