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I want to urge you to make waves. I want to urge you to rock the boat. i want to urge you to get off yoru duff. I want you to speak out at whatever cost if it comes from your heart. You're going to build this country in which my six grandchildren will grow up. And when you see what you have done, I hope that you are proud of it. ~Ann Richards

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Ann Richards, governor of Texas (1990-94) was known for her sharp wit, strong personality, and liberal political views, Richards fought for women's and minority rights and worked to bring more women and minorities into power.

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Empowering quotes from some of our favorite women (9 photos)

Who run the world?! I love these inspiring quotes from strong and badass women that I look up to. I think everybody but specifically girls, need to remember all of these! So important!

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas. She first came to national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Richards served as the 45th Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995

"Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I've had to deal with in politics.", Ann Richards

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Hillary Clinton with Texas Governor Ann Richards #Hillary #HillaryWomen #ImWithHer

Today is September 1, 2014. It would've been former Governor of Texas Ann Richards' 81st birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANN RICHARDS!!!!

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How to be a Republican by Ann Richards, former Republican governor of Texas (allegedly)

Loved her. It was a bad bad day when she lost to GW.

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