Top 52 Christine Pelosi Quotes

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“Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action.”

― Christine Pelosi

“My earliest memories of my mom were of her multi-tasking – preparing dinner while checking on homework and housework; clearing the dinner plates while setting out bowls for breakfast; making sure we ate our breakfast while lining up bread, lunch meats, apples, and snacks assembly-line style so we could make our lunches.”

― Christine Pelosi

“The beauty of our democracy lies in the American value of equality: if you vote, you have a seat at the table. If you speak, you have a chance to persuade others. A billionaire and a minimum wage earner have the same power at the ballot box.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Most Americans believe that with freedom comes responsibility – and that one measure of responsible gun ownership is a background check. There must be an app for that.”

― Christine Pelosi

“We actually know that our crumbling pipelines, roads, and bridges are ticking time bombs. That is why President Obama and Congressional Democrats have pushed to fund jobs that repair our roads, runways, and railways – we can’t have first rate American communities with third-world American infrastructure.”

― Christine Pelosi

“When we talk about feminism – equality without apology for all – we can’t be talking about for all white women or all highly educated women but all women, regardless of color, class, creed, sexual orientation or identity.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Women are the majority of immigrants yet the minority of immigrant employment visas; immigrant and native born women who work in the service arena – such as domestic workers – are not valued for their work, making pennies on the dollar compared to male counterparts; and, women are disproportionately affected by family reunification policies.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Remember the Dreamers whose patriotism was praised when the Democratic House passed, and the Senate filibustered – the DREAM Act in 2010? Washington promised a path to citizenship, not just a roadblock to deportation.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Mitt Romney has won the 2012 presidential nomination by promising Republicans that he would end a so-called ‘culture of dependency’ on welfare – welfare defined as ‘free stuff’ and food stamps for poor folks, not tax breaks for Big Oil or tax shelters for Bain executives.”

― Christine Pelosi

“The last time I saw Ted Kennedy was a generation after my first meeting, at the Senate subway below the Capitol on Obama’s Inauguration Day. He was his usual gregarious and gracious self – with beaming smile and booming voice wishing my husband and me good luck with our pregnancy and expressing his excitement about the new president.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Growing up, in church we had the homily; at home it’s what I call the ‘momily’ – the inspirational and instructive mom-isms that every family has.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Campaign boot camp started as an opportunity to work in a grassroots way with people who were running for Congress. Colleagues on the Democratic National Committee were batting around different possibilities. I said, ‘We should have boot camps.’”

― Christine Pelosi

“When it comes to voting rights, Democrats push voter protection while Republicans shout voter fraud in a crowded polling place. Democrats think anyone who can vote should vote; Republicans think everyone who should vote can vote.”

― Christine Pelosi

“The Chavez-Obama pictures will join a postmodern photo array that includes Donald Rumsfeld gifting Saddam Hussein with spurs from President Reagan.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Tax what you burn not what you earn.”

― Christine Pelosi

“We should go forward in courts and Congress with investigations into post-9/11 interrogations and the decisions leading to them.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Fault lines run along color lines in American public life, and the women’s movement is no exception. Over the years, feminism has become more inclusive but there is still hard work to be done to include LGBT women and communities of color.”

― Christine Pelosi

“If we say we believe in equality for all then we must fight for equality for all, not betray our immigrant sisters.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Sitting at a candidate rally is similar to sitting in a ballyard. Both give you the opportunity to assess the technical metrics and reflect on the intangibles – what baseball calls ‘make up’ and politics calls ‘character’ – the leadership, talent and maturity to add value to a venture.”

― Christine Pelosi

“In politics, all candidates and volunteers are ambassadors to voters who expect better than parroting the politics of personal destruction. Being able to find common ground at the higher ground is what separates the stateswoman from the stuntwoman.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Baseball fans are collectively the ’10th man’ and needed most when team performance is shaky. When mistakes are made, there’s no need to heckle your team – that’s what the other side is for!”

― Christine Pelosi

“Baseball calls it a curve ball for a reason: you just don’t know where some pitches will land. Your ace could get injured. Your golden glover could err. Your team could sit through a rain delay. Your manager could get ejected. Your bench must be broad and deep enough to overcome.”

― Christine Pelosi

“After President Obama’s election, efforts at othering Obama quickly became about smearing his non-partisan allies and ambassadors.”

― Christine Pelosi

“When Proposition 8 passed in California, some were quick to blame minority voters, some of whom had voted for both President Obama and Proposition 8; however, these claims were later debunked as being overstated.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Americans cherish our liberty and don’t want government or corporations to take away our freedoms.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Women in America cannot achieve our full economic and personal fulfillment as long as the concentration of wealth and power in the top 1% continues to stifle democratic voices and progressive policies.”

― Christine Pelosi

“With Citizens United, the Supreme Court’s declaration that corporations are people, the whims of one can silence the voices of millions.”

― Christine Pelosi

“The free market allowed shock jocks to flourish, and millions of listeners apparently enjoyed the rant.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Conservatives and companies condoned Rush Limbaugh’s politics of personal destruction when it came to smearing elected officials. ‘Fair game,’ they said, even when crass and crude. That’s just the way it is.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Conservatives and companies condoned Rush Limbaugh’s 2006 attacks on Michael J. Fox for campaigning about stem cell research.”

― Christine Pelosi

“For the sake of public discourse, for the demands of the free market, and for the value we place in citizen advocacy, Rush Limbaugh must go.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Once Joe Paterno learned that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was showering with a young boy in the Penn State football locker room, he had two choices: think of the child as his own and call police. Or not. He chose the latter.”

― Christine Pelosi

“We all must educate children at the youngest ages that private parts are private, ‘no’ means no, and there is only one code of honor for everyone.”

― Christine Pelosi

“I worked as a prosecutor watching Catholic priests charged with sex abuse and saw firsthand how the ‘circle the wagons’ mentality revictimized the innocent, coddled the guilty, and made matters worse for everyone.”

― Christine Pelosi

“The promise of Social Security was reflected in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s inter-generational compact that rewards hard work and provides retirement security.”

― Christine Pelosi

“No Republican presidential candidate is a viable option for pro-choice voters of any political philosophy – Democrat, Republican or otherwise.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Voting is a civic sacrament – the highest responsibility we have as Americans.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Ted Kennedy’s inspiration will loom large over our politics for years to come, uplift us in the healthcare fight, and help to achieve his dream of liberty and justice for all.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Who knows what crumbling infrastructure lies beneath our sleeping children? Actually, many people do – they pay surveyors to take a look.”

― Christine Pelosi

“A generation of Earth Days has conditioned millions of us to be green in our homes yet we must apply the same ethic to our politics if we want to save our planet and our democracy.”

― Christine Pelosi

“To far too many, science is a four-letter word, and under the modern media’s false equivalency standards, a handful of skeptics are viewed as counterweights to the vast majority of scientists who acknowledge mankind’s proven role in global warming.”

― Christine Pelosi

“My parents had five children in six years and one week, meaning that my mom was pregnant for most of the ’60s and driving carpools for most of the ’70s. When we were young, she dressed us alike so she could pick us out in crowds: identical skirts for the four girls with the color-coordinated pants for my brother.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Having seen my mom in community volunteer work my whole life and in Congress for 25 years, it is true as she often says that she sees her service as an extension of her role as a mother and a grandmother.”

― Christine Pelosi

“President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.”

― Christine Pelosi

“America’s demographic shift was obvious to everyone in the 2010 Census – but Republicans stubbornly rejected math, facts, and polls to their electoral peril. While Republicans tailored their platform by and for the pale stale and male, among us, Obama and Democrats are embracing America’s diverse mosaic.”

― Christine Pelosi

“My firm belief is that people who aspire to public service should have the best advice up front, as they decide whether to run and the people decide whether to support them.”

― Christine Pelosi

“I co-founded the DNC Veterans and Military Families Council in 2005.”

― Christine Pelosi

“When I was a prosecutor in San Francisco I would get advice on trying cases from public defenders and defense attorneys.”

― Christine Pelosi

“When women vote, Progressives can win. When women organize and bring some common sense to the conversation, it becomes more authentic.”

― Christine Pelosi

“You can bring your children under age 18 into the voting booth with you. Many families do so as a way to teach civic responsibility.”

― Christine Pelosi

“If have to undergo preschool safety checks every morning, why does a random thug get to own an assault rifle?”

― Christine Pelosi

“’Man up’ is a sexist term that should be retired along with all the other gender-based imperious imperatives.”

― Christine Pelosi
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