Former V.P. Candidate Ferraro Honored In Queens
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The Long Island City main post office was renamed Thursday to honor of former Democratic Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro.
Friends, leaders and lawmakers were in attendance and burst into applause as Ferraro unveiled a plaque to give the post office her name, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports.
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Ferraro used the occasion to discuss her current endeavor at the Harvard Divinity School, where she will work with various faiths to address the role of women.
The former and first female vice presidential nominee who has battled cancer in recent years said her goal was to “get the religions to work together to look inside of themselves at how they treat women.”
Ferraro also talked about the two women at the center of the last presidential election campaign — current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
“We have not yet elected a woman to national office,” Ferraro said, “no one questioned Hillary’s qualifications based on her being a female. The same is true of Sarah Palin. They questioned other things. They did not question her ability because she is a woman.”
The decision to honor Ferraro — who declared she wasn’t “finished yet” — coincided with her 75th birthday and Women’s Equality Day.