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  Book recounts Sanchez sisters obstacles in House
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Last EditedMonsieur  Aug 14, 2008 06:44am
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News DateThursday, August 14, 2008 12:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBy ERICA WERNER
Associated Press

The first sisters in Congress, Loretta and Linda Sanchez of California, say they had to fend off propositions and patronizing from men to get there and to stay.

Their joint memoir, "Dream in Color: How the Sanchez Sisters Are Making History in Congress," being published Sept. 2, traces their paths to Washington, where they found themselves a minority of a minority _ Latina women in an institution still dominated by white men.

"Without a doubt, there are certain members of Congress who still believe women don't belong there, and there are those who see women just as sexual objects," writes Linda. Without naming names, she recounts being propositioned by older male lawmakers who "won't take no for an answer."
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