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Posted on October 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Office of Council Services
Mink was born in Paia, Maui, in 1927 and graduated as valedictorian from Maui High School in 1944. In 1964, Mink became the first woman of color elected to serve in Congress.
She went on to represent Maui County and other parts of Hawaii in Congress from 1965 to 1977 and again from 1990 until her passing in 2002.
Mink co-authored Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits gender discrimination in education. Title IX was subsequently renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act.
The meeting agenda is available online at http://www.co.maui.hi.us/Archive.aspx?AMID=117. Written testimony may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bill requiring the Department of Education to name the new Kihei high school after Mink is currently before the Senate Committee on Education, chaired by Sen. Jill Tokuda. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m.
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Kit Zulueta, Communication Director
Office of Council Services
Twitter handle: @mauicounty
Tag(s): Patsy Mink, Kihei High School
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