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Hilary Swank
Academy-Award Winning Actress
National Press Club Luncheon Speaker -- Feb. 11, 2004

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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank as suffragist Alice Paul in Iron Jawed Angels.
Credit: HBO Films

Academy-Award winning actress Hilary Swank spoke to the National Press Club about encouraging women and young people to vote. The actress, best known for her Oscar-winning role in the film Boys Don't Cry, most recently starred in the HBO movie Iron Jawed Angels. She plays suffragist Alice Paul, who aggressively lobbied President Woodrow Wilson for passage of the 19th Amendment and served a prison term after a long protest in front of the White House.

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