Former Colorado Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder has died at the age of 82. Schroeder was a pioneer for women’s rights and a feminist trailblazer during her time in Congress. She served as a Democratic representative from 1973 to 1997 and was the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado.
Schroeder’s death was announced by her daughter, Jamie Schroeder, who said that her mother passed away at her home in Florida on Tuesday, March 23rd. The cause of death was not revealed.
Throughout her career, Schroeder was a strong advocate for women’s issues, including equal pay, reproductive rights, and gender equality. She also served on the House Armed Services Committee, where she worked to improve the lives of military families and fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Schroeder’s legacy has inspired many women to pursue careers in politics and fight for equal rights. She will be remembered as a trailblazer who paved the way for future generations of women to make their mark in Congress and beyond.