Vice President of the United States

The Clinton Statement on the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro

The Clinton Statement on the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro

“Gerry Ferraro was one of a kind — tough, brilliant, and never afraid to speak her mind or stand up for what she believed in — a New York icon and a true American original. She was a champion for women and children and for the idea that there should be no limits on what every American can achieve. The daughter of an Italian immigrant family, she rose to become […]

Statement by the President on the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro

Statement by the President on the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro

Michelle and I were saddened to learn about the passing of Geraldine Ferraro. Geraldine will forever be remembered as a trailblazer who broke down barriers for women, and Americans of all backgrounds and walks of life. Whether it was as a public school teacher, assistant district attorney, Member of Congress, or candidate for Vice President, Geraldine fought to uphold America’s founding ideals of equality, justice, and opportunity for all. And […]

Geraldine Ferraro,  VP Candidate, Trail Blazer, Dies

Geraldine Ferraro, VP Candidate, Trail Blazer, Dies

Geraldine Ferraro was a ground-breaking American politician who never forgot her working-class, Italian-immigrant roots. And as the first woman nominated as vice president on a major party ticket, Ms. Ferraro was an inspiration to many women no matter what their political inclinations. Ferraro, who passed on Saturday, was a Democrat through and through, working especially hard for women’s rights in the workplace. When Walter Mondale picked her to be his […]