SEEKING A WAY FORWARD ... since it has happened here
Friday, October 27, 2017
Congress: "a breeding ground for a hostile work environment"
Congresswoman Jackie Speier has proved herself to be a good one since that long ago day when, accompanying her boss Rep. Leo Ryan, she was shot on a runway by cult members from Jim Jones' Jonestown. She joined the hazardous trip which left Ryan and four others dead because:
“Back in 1978, there were not many women in high-ranking positions in Congress," said Speier, who was legislative counsel for Ryan at the time. "I felt if I didn’t go, it would be a step back for women holding these high positions. I thought, 'I can’t not go.'”