Rochester, N.Y.-- Louise McIntosh Slaughter was born at midnight on August 14, 1929 in Lynch, Kentucky. Today, her distinct accent and homespun sayings are reminiscent of her rearing even after more than 40 years of life in Western New York.
Louise was first elected to Congress in 1986. Since then, her constituents have come to know her as a strong proponent of progressive causes and a fighter for the employment concerns and the economic development of Western New York. She has earned a reputation for her dedication to constituent service.
As ranking member of the Committee on Rules, Louise has fought against the Republican Majority in an effort to curb the current deterioration of the democratic process. In early March of 2005, she unveiled a Congressional report titled "America for Sale"- which detailed the unprecedented levels of corruption within Congress. Her report opened the door to the collapse of a right-wing lobbying machine that had ruled Congress.
A tireless promoter of labor rights and economic development, Louise is deeply concerned with the job losses suffered in Western New York and throughout America. In Congress, she has proposed legislation to end the era of free trade giveaways, and provide American businesses and unions with the power they need to stop unfair trade practices by other countries. To learn more about Louise and her campaign, you can go here.