HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ten years ago, Hawaii mourned the death of Congresswoman Patsy Mink. Her dedication to service and work toward equal rights for women was not forgotten.
Congresswomen Colleen Hanabusa and Mazie Hirono, along with congressional candidate Tulsi Gabbard, gathered Friday to commemorate Mink's accomplishments. They call called her a trailblazer who paved the way for women across America.
"I also feel that I've gotten to know her as I've traveled around the second congressional district, the seat which will always be Patsy's seat," said Gabbard. "The impressions that she made on people and the legacy that she left behind and lives on in a very strong way."
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, a law Mink pioneered that cleared the way for women to receive equal treatment in athletics.