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Schatz Lauds Presidential Medal of Freedom Award to Patsy Mink

Honolulu, HI – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) applauded President Barack Obama’s announcement that the late Congresswoman Patsy Mink will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award on November 24:

“All of Hawai‘i is deeply proud that Patsy Mink has been named to posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  As a daughter of the islands, she fought every day of her life to make real the possibilities of equal opportunity for all and the rights of minorities and women. Her remarkable achievements were hard earned – born of her unwavering resolve and the values she learned living in Hawai‘i.  We know that Patsy would share this award with all of us and especially with the countless women who steadfastly carried on with the legacy and the spirit of Patsy Mink.