Statement on the Passing of Senator Dianne FeinsteinSeptember 29, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO —Today, Amy Everitt, President of Golden State Opportunity, released the following statement: “Dianne Feinstein will be remembered for her relentless integrity in advocating for women’s rights, pushing to ban assault weapons, and championing marriage equality for all. Golden State Opportunity joins the rest of California and the nation in mourning her loss.
Senator Feinstein always loomed large in my life as a trailblazer in politics. As a child, seeing a woman in a position of power was a normal and inspiring thing for me. When she, along with San Francisco City Attorney Louise Renne, were denied entry through the front door of the all-male Olympic Club, they steadfastly refused to use the back door. This defiant act became a master class in asserting power: no city contracts with gender-exclusive organizations, even if it imperiled the 18-hole golf course at the Olympic Club leased from the city. She was a powerful role model.
Being the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Senate, the first female mayor of San Francisco, and the first woman President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, we express our deepest gratitude for her dedicated service. She empowered me and countless other women to follow in her footsteps, bringing diversity and integrity to the halls of power.”