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Speaker Nancy Pelosi will Receive Award on May 19



Speaker Nancy Pelosi will Receive Award on May 19

On May 19, 2019, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation will honor U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with the 2019 Profile in Courage Award. She will be recognized for putting the national interest above her party's interest to expand access to health care for all Americans and then, against a wave of political attacks, leading the effort to retake the majority and elect the most diverse Congress in our nation's history.

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, will present the award at a ceremony on May 19, 2019 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. The ceremony will be broadcast live on our website, YouTube, and Facebook beginning at 8:20pm ET. Sign our digital gavel to congratulate Speaker Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Patricia Pelosi (/pəˈloʊsi/; née D'Alesandro; born March 26, 1940) is an American politician serving as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January 2019. First elected to Congress in 1987, she is the only woman to have served as Speaker and is the highest-ranking elected woman in United States history. Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession, immediately after the vice president.

A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi is in her 17th term as a congresswoman, representing California's 12th congressional district (since 2013), which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. She initially represented the 5th district (1987–1993), and then, when district boundaries were redrawn after the 1990 Census, the 8th district (1993–2013). She has led House Democrats since 2003 (the first woman to lead a party in Congress), serving twice each as Speaker (2007–2011 and 2019–present) and as House Minority Leader (2003–2007 and 2011–2019) depending upon whether Democrats or Republicans held the majority; she has also served as House Minority Whip (2002–2003).

Pelosi was a major opponent of the Iraq War as well as the Bush Administration's 2005 attempt to privatize Social Security. During her first speakership, she was instrumental in the passage of many landmark bills, including the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act, along with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and 2010 Tax Relief Act, which served as economic stimulus amidst the Great Recession.

In the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats won control of the House. Afterward, when the 116th Congress convened on January 3, 2019, Pelosi was elected Speaker for the second time, becoming the first former speaker to return to the post since Sam Rayburn in 1955

She met Paul Frank Pelosi while she was attending college. They married in Baltimore at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on September 7, 1963. After the couple married, they moved to New York, and then to San Francisco in 1969, where Paul Pelosi's brother, Ronald Pelosi, was a member of the City and County of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors.

Nancy and Paul Pelosi have five children: Nancy Corinne, Christine, Jacqueline, Paul, and Alexandra, as well as nine grandchildren. Alexandra, a journalist, covered the Republican presidential campaigns in 2000 and made a film about the experience, Journeys with George. In 2007, Christine published a book, Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders.

Pelosi resides in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Her 2016 financial disclosure report lists among her assets a combined home and vineyard in St. Helena, California, two commercial buildings in San Francisco, and a townhome in Loomis, California] In November 2012, a man was arrested for burglarizing Pelosi's home and others in the St. Helena area; he pleaded guilty to five counts of burglary in October 2014.

Through her marriage, Pelosi is a distant relative of professional soccer player Marc Pelosi, although the two have never met.

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President Kennedy’s life and legacy remind us that courage is available to all of us. Within our families, in our communities, in public and private organizations everywhere, we admire those who demonstrate courage. There were 46,000 nominations for this year’s Profile in Courage Award (a record number). Many of them inspiring. While some of them involve special and extraordinary situations, many of them involve every day circumstances. Standing up for a person or a noble cause. Lifting a voice for justice or compassion.

There will always be moments that call for us to summon courage and take action. If you are facing such a moment, I hope you will answer the call and do your best to be courageous. Remember, you can always visit the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum for an extra dose of inspiration when you need it.

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