Liz Carpenter
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"Liz Carpenter" (left) with Cactus Pryor (right) in 2003.

"Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Sutherland Carpenter" (September 1, 1920 – March 20, 2010) was a writer, feminism/feminist, former reporter, media advisor, speechwriter, political humorist, and public relations expert.

Carpenter was born in historic Salado, Texas/Salado in southern Bell County, Texas/Bell County, Texas. In 1936, her 24-room residence there was declared a state historic monument. In 1967, a plaque was unveiled to indicate that Carpenter had once lived there. At the age of seven, she moved with her family to Austin, Texas/Austin. Carpenter stood in the forefront of the feminist movement/Women's Movement when it began and never wavered from her platform. Her projects and causes ranged from supporting high tech to fighting cancer. Often called the "funniest woman in politics", she was in demand as a public speaker until her death.

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A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment.

I'm fifty-six and still a Virgo.

If we can't turn the world around we can at least bolster the victims.

Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something.

I learned in my four decades in Washington that one person can make a difference.

Anybody against women, against the ERA, should never be voted into office again.

We saw the level of attention it was getting (nationally) and knew the different extremes that were out there, and felt that we needed to find a balance.

I have worked all my life, wanted to work all my life, needed to work all my life.

I believe she can overcome it.