We are in for a very, very long haul...
I am asking you for Everything you have to give,
We will never give up...
You will lose your Youth, your Sleep,
your Patience, your Sense of Humor
and occasionally ... the understanding and support
of people you Love very much.
In Return, I have nothing to offer you but...
Your Pride in being a woman, and...
all the Dreams you've ever had for your daughters,
and nieces, and granddaughters...
Your Future and the certain Knowledge that
at the end of your days
you will be able to look back and say that
Once in your life,
you gave Everything you had
From a speech by Jill Ruckelhaus National Women's Political Caucus 1977