Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House

(May 30–June 5, 2021)

Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House

Tuesday, Madam Speaker joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed for the lighting of the 26th Annual Pink Triangle on the first night of LGBTQ Pride month. This event commemorates LGBTQ victims of the Holocaust who were forced to wear the Pink Triangle — a symbol that now serves as a beacon of hope in the movement for full equality. On Thursday, Madam Speaker volunteered at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank and highlighted how the American Rescue Plan is helping to feed communities across the country. That same day, Madam Speaker’s interview with Mika Brzezinski, as part of the release of Know Your Value and Forbes’ “50 over 50” list, aired. Friday, Madam Speaker participated in a virtual round table with members of the Latino community to discuss the disproportionate economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Latino community. The Speaker also attended a memorial service for the late Anne Halsted, one of the great civic leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area. Saturday, Madam Speaker participated in the National AIDS Memorial Grove AIDS Pandemic 40th Anniversary Commemoration and Wreath Laying Ceremony at Golden Gate Park.

Take a look at this week’s behind-the-scenes photos:

Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (May 30–June 5, 2021)
“The Pink Triangle is now a beacon of hope — shedding its brilliant light on San Francisco — and is a powerful reminder of the horrors that arise when people are indifferent to injustice; blind to bigotry.”
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (May 30–June 5, 2021)
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (May 30–June 5, 2021)
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (May 30–June 5, 2021)
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (May 30–June 5, 2021)
“My motivation sprang from being a mom,” said Speaker Pelosi. “… I always say to people: ‘know your why. Know why you’re following the career you are, or the pursuit that you have in the community, whether it’s education, saving the planet, social and economic justice, whatever it happens to be — know your why, know your what, and know about it so that people ask your opinion and respect your judgment.’”
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (May 30–June 5, 2021)
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (May 30–June 5, 2021)
Madam Speaker on Virtual Roundtable with Latino Community Members
“Anne Halsted led a life dedicated to civic duty. Everyone knew her power to make an impact. Her work was, at its core, about people: how to improve their lives & honor the spark of divinity in all. May it be a comfort to Anne’s loved ones that many mourn with them at this time.”
Madam Speaker: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the U.S. Speaker of the House (May 30–June 5, 2021)

Speaker of the House, focused on strengthening America’s middle class and creating jobs; mother, grandmother, dark chocolate connoisseur.