Nancy Pelosi celebrates Women’s History Month on ‘Press Pool with Julie Mason’

Women’s History Month is here and it’s a time to reflect on how women and gender equality (and inequality) have shaped the nation as a whole. To drive this conversation, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA; the first female speaker of the house) sat down with Julie Mason for a special edition of The Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM POTUS (Ch. 124).

Yesterday, SiriusXM joined the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) to host this meeting between Speaker Pelosi and Mason. However, even those who have said goodbye to student IDs can experience this enlightening event On Demand via the SiriusXM app.

Official portrait of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, photographed January 11, 2019 in the Office of the Speaker in the United States Capitol.

During the special, Pelosi touched on her historical impact, the 19th Amendment and its lasting significance to both history and culture over the last 100 years and, more personally, the women who have influenced her own life and career path. Ratified in August of 1920, the 19th Amendment (which granted women the right to vote — though it was only the beginning) serves as a landmark at the helm of a century of women making waves, making their voices count, and standing up against gender inequality all the way to the present day.

Pelosi also covered that memorable moment from President Trump’s State of the Union address, shared her thoughts on the importance of the upcoming election (spoiler alert: it’s extremely important), and confirmed that she does indeed know more about giving birth than the Pope while speaking on the necessity of reproductive rights.

Following the discussion, Speaker Pelosi participated in a question and answer session with the community. Moderated by Mason and Georgetown University Politics Executive Director Mo Elleithee, this segment reaffirmed GU Politics’ mission of reconnecting young people with the notion that politics is a noble vehicle for public service.

Pelosi is no stranger to Georgetown University or SiriusXM — she participated in Town Halls for both GU Politics and SiriusXM Progress (Ch. 127) (joined by Zerlina Maxwell and Jess McIntosh of Signal Boost) back in 2018. Watch her share advice for female candidates below!

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