Christine Pelosi quotes

  • If we say we believe in equality for all then we must fight for equality for all, not betray our immigrant sisters.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Believe #Fighting #Equality For All

  • Voting is a civic sacrament - the highest responsibility we have as Americans.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Responsibility #Voting #Civics

  • Growing up, in church we had the homily; at home it's what I call the 'momily' - the inspirational and instructive mom-isms that every family has.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Mom #Growing Up #Home

  • When women vote, Progressives can win. When women organize and bring some common sense to the conversation, it becomes more authentic.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Winning #Common Sense #Vote

  • Who knows what crumbling infrastructure lies beneath our sleeping children? Actually, many people do - they pay surveyors to take a look.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Children #Lying #Sleep

  • You can bring your children under age 18 into the voting booth with you. Many families do so as a way to teach civic responsibility.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Children #Responsibility #Voting

  • America's demographic shift was obvious to everyone in the 2010 Census - but Republicans stubbornly rejected math, facts, and polls to their electoral peril. While Republicans tailored their platform by and for the pale stale and male, among us, Obama and Democrats are embracing America's diverse mosaic.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Math #America #Males

  • Baseball calls it a curve ball for a reason: you just don't know where some pitches will land. Your ace could get injured. Your golden glover could err. Your team could sit through a rain delay. Your manager could get ejected. Your bench must be broad and deep enough to overcome.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Baseball #Team #Rain

  • Campaign boot camp started as an opportunity to work in a grassroots way with people who were running for Congress. Colleagues on the Democratic National Committee were batting around different possibilities. I said, 'We should have boot camps.'
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Running #Opportunity #People

  • I worked as a prosecutor watching Catholic priests charged with sex abuse and saw firsthand how the 'circle the wagons' mentality revictimized the innocent, coddled the guilty, and made matters worse for everyone.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Sex #Circles #Catholic

  • The last time I saw Ted Kennedy was a generation after my first meeting, at the Senate subway below the Capitol on Obama's Inauguration Day. He was his usual gregarious and gracious self - with beaming smile and booming voice wishing my husband and me good luck with our pregnancy and expressing his excitement about the new president.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Husband #Pregnancy #Good Luck

  • The promise of Social Security was reflected in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's inter-generational compact that rewards hard work and provides retirement security.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Retirement #Hard Work #Promise

  • The beauty of our democracy lies in the American value of equality: if you vote, you have a seat at the table. If you speak, you have a chance to persuade others. A billionaire and a minimum wage earner have the same power at the ballot box.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Lying #Democracy #Minimum Wage

  • Fault lines run along color lines in American public life, and the women's movement is no exception. Over the years, feminism has become more inclusive but there is still hard work to be done to include LGBT women and communities of color.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Running #Hard Work #Color

  • When we talk about feminism - equality without apology for all - we can't be talking about for all white women or all highly educated women but all women, regardless of color, class, creed, sexual orientation or identity.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Apology #White #Color

  • Once you run and once you win with an unabashed progressive feminist standard, then it becomes easier for everybody else who’s running,
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Running #Winning #Feminist

  • When it comes to voting rights, Democrats push voter protection while Republicans shout voter fraud in a crowded polling place. Democrats think anyone who can vote should vote; Republicans think everyone who should vote can vote.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Thinking #Rights #Voting

  • When I was a prosecutor in San Francisco I would get advice on trying cases from public defenders and defense attorneys.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #San Francisco #Advice #Trying

  • We should go forward in courts and Congress with investigations into post-9/11 interrogations and the decisions leading to them.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Decision #Should #Congress

  • We all must educate children at the youngest ages that private parts are private, 'no' means no, and there is only one code of honor for everyone.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Children #Mean #Honor

  • If have to undergo preschool safety checks every morning, why does a random thug get to own an assault rifle?
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Morning #Thug #Safety

  • 'Man up' is a sexist term that should be retired along with all the other gender-based imperious imperatives.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Men #Sexist #Gender

  • Mitt Romney has won the 2012 presidential nomination by promising Republicans that he would end a so-called 'culture of dependency' on welfare - welfare defined as 'free stuff' and food stamps for poor folks, not tax breaks for Big Oil or tax shelters for Bain executives.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Oil #Presidential #Culture

  • After President Obama's election, efforts at othering Obama quickly became about smearing his non-partisan allies and ambassadors.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Effort #President #Allies

  • Americans cherish our liberty and don't want government or corporations to take away our freedoms.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Government #Liberty #Want

  • Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Green #Action #Aspiration

  • Conservatives and companies condoned Rush Limbaugh's 2006 attacks on Michael J. Fox for campaigning about stem cell research.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Cells #Research #Foxes

  • For the sake of public discourse, for the demands of the free market, and for the value we place in citizen advocacy, Rush Limbaugh must go.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Citizens #Demand #Sake

  • I co-founded the DNC Veterans and Military Families Council in 2005.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Military #Veteran #Military Family

  • No Republican presidential candidate is a viable option for pro-choice voters of any political philosophy - Democrat, Republican or otherwise.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Philosophy #Choices #Presidential

  • President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Jobs #Moving #Home

  • Tax what you burn not what you earn.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Taxes

  • The Chavez-Obama pictures will join a postmodern photo array that includes Donald Rumsfeld gifting Saddam Hussein with spurs from President Reagan.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Usa #President #Spurs

  • The free market allowed shock jocks to flourish, and millions of listeners apparently enjoyed the rant.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Jocks #Shock #Free Market

  • Remember the Dreamers whose patriotism was praised when the Democratic House passed, and the Senate filibustered - the DREAM Act in 2010? Washington promised a path to citizenship, not just a roadblock to deportation.
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Dream #House #Deportation

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