Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress. Rankin was not just a fighter for women’s rights. She fought for labor rights. She fought for the poor. She fought for peace. She fought for democratic elections and electoral reform. She saw politics not as a single issue but as a seamless web to give people structural voices and power against the few who rule over the many. She was incorruptible and opened the door for women entering electoral politics.