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Women Changing Power.

Bella Abzug's political career began as a student at Hunter College. After graduating, she attended Columbia Law School, and began to practice law. She is a founding member of Women Strike for Peace and served as the national political director for ten years. Abzug was elected to Congress in 1970, where she was the co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus. Abzug is currently the president of Women USA, a group working to get-out-the-vote among women. Her new book is "Gender Gap: Bella Abzug's Guide to Political Power for Women." Abzug joins the show to discuss becoming a politician after being an activist, working as one of the earliest women lawyers, and women in politics.

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