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Elizabeth Dole for President 2000 Campaign Brochure

Elizabeth Dole for President 2000 Campaign Brochure

‘National Leadership World Respect.’

 

Securing the future and opportunities for children is and will be my top priority as President of the United States. These times demand a President who is both a skilled chief executive and a confident moral leader -- a head of state who respects America's people, one who can stand up and say what is right and what is wrong, one who can restore America's belief in the power of the individual to make a difference.

 

I have spent a lifetime as a servant of the public -- to you and your neighbors. If there is an overriding theme to my service, it lies in placing service over politics, consensus over confrontation, courage over political correctness. I believe in America and I believe in Americans. You deserve a president who will stand strong for you, your children, and the future.

 

With your help today, I can be that president.

 

To me, restoring a national belief in the power of the individual and the need for acceptance of personal responsibility is our main challenge today as a nation. It forms the core of my drive to make our public schools the best in the world, reduce the tax burden on working families, renew our national security, and win a decisive, victory over the, illegal drugs, crime and violence in our society.

 

I have served in five White House administrations. I know how government works and what it takes to get things done in Washington.

 

But I also know executive leadership outside of government, how to respond when a national crisis hits, and how to deal with America's friends, allies and adversaries abroad.

 

I'm running for President to put my education, my experience and my commitment to excellence to work for America in the White House.

 

Join me in this campaign for a better America.

 

Let's make history!

 

-Elizabeth Dole

 

National Leadership World Respect.

 

Elizabeth Dole was one of just 24 women in her class of 550 at Harvard Law School. She also earned a master of arts in Education from Harvard.

 

School teacher, public defender and a consumer advisor to the President, Mrs. Dole was appointed to the Federal Trade Commission by President Nixon.

 

As Secretary of Transportation under Ronald Reagan, she managed the privatization of Conrail and Americans enjoyed unprecedented new safety records in air, auto and rail transportation during her years in office.

 

Appointed Secretary of Labor by President Bush, Elizabeth Dole's personal intervention and management together to help end the bitter Pittston Coal strike.

 

As President of the American Red Cross for eight years, Elizabeth Dole directed a $2.1 billion humanitarian organization that gives emergency help to thousands in need and is responsible for half the nation's blood and blood plasma supplies.

 

As a cabinet member and as head of the American Red Cross, Elizabeth Dole gained first-hand experience in crisis management and is known and respected by dozens of national leaders from around the world.

 

"If there is an overriding theme to my thirty-plus years in service to the public, it lies in placing service over politics and consensus over confrontation."

 

-Elizabeth Dole

 

EDUCATION

NATIVE OF SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS, DUKE UNIVERSITY, PHIL BETA KAPPA

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

 

JURIS DOCTORATE, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

 

38 HONORARY COLLEGIATE AND UNIVERSITY DEGREES

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND WELFARE, 1968

 

DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 1971-1973

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSIONER, 1973-1979

 

ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT REAGAN FOR PUBLIC LIAISON, 1981-1983

 

SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, 1983-1988

 

SECRETARY OF LABOR, 1989-1991

 

PRESIDENT, AMERICAN RED CROSS, 1991-1999

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL

 

HUMANITARIAN AWARD, NATIONAL COMMISSION AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

 

NORTH CAROLINA AWARD, GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA

 

WOMEN EXECUTIVES IN STATE GOV'T LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

SAFETY AND HEALTH HALL OF FAME INTERNATIONAL

 

NORTH CAROLINIAN OF THE YEAR, NORTH CAROLINA PRESS ASSOCIATION

 

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LEADERSHIP AWARD

 

RAOUL WALLENBERG AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICE

 

BARBARA WALTER'S TEN MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE OF 1996

 

MSNBC'S MOST INSPIRING POLITICAL FIGURE OF 1996

 

NEWSWEEK'S TOP NEWSMAKER, 1996

 

1997 WOMAN OF THE YEAR, GLAMOUR MAGAZINE

 

SOLUTIONS OF TOMORROW AWARD, REDBOOK MAGAZINE

 

WINNER, TEN MOST ADMIRED WOMEN, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

 

RADCLIFFE COLLEGE MEDAL FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

 

WORLD'S TOP THREE MOST ADMIRED WOMEN GALLUP POLL, 1998

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