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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, October 31, 2002

Bush signs resolution honoring Patsy Mink

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Advertiser Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — President Bush yesterday signed into law a resolution honoring the work of the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink, D-Hawai'i.

The resolution recognizes Mink's contributions to women's equality and civil rights, and describes her as a "persistent fighter against economic and social injustices in Hawai'i and across America."

It also names Title IX, which bars gender discrimination in schools that get federal funds, as the "Patsy Takemoto Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act."

Mink died in September of viral pneumonia linked to a case of chicken pox. Her name remains on the November ballot. If she wins on Nov. 5, a special election would be held to replace her. In addition, a separate special election will be held in November to fill the remaining weeks in Mink's existing term.