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Athens News Matters: Jeannette Rankin STAR Party

Jeannette Rankin was the only member of Congress to vote against the U.S. entering World War I and World War II.
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Jeannette Rankin was the only member of Congress to vote against the U.S. entering World War I and World War II.

Jeannette Rankin, the US’s first congresswoman, was a political star. And at next month’s annual STAR Party, the foundation established in Rankin’s name honors the stellar achievements of another accomplished woman, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole. We’ll talk with a representative of the foundation to learn more about Cole's remarkable life, and how Rankin’s legacy continues.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!