History Colorado Remembers Pat Schroeder, a Pioneer for Women in Politics
On the marquee of the Mayan Theater, drivers will notice a message saying Pat Schroeder is their hero.
“Without Pat Schroeder the Mayan theater would not be there, and I get very emotional Pat was such an exceptional extraordinary person,” said Chris Citron, who lead the charge to save it from demolition back in the 80’s.
Citron said Schroeder stood on the picket lines with them, and was the one to get an anonymous phone call saying who the investors were who planned to demolish it.
“I have a folder called heroes but this is beyond, this is personal,” said Citron.
She joined dozens of others at the History Colorado building to honor the late congresswoman who passed away on March 13.
Schroeder was the very first woman to represent Colorado in Congress, and has inspired Governor Jared Polis by her leadership from the moment he was a page in her office.
“She served the nation with distinction,” said Governor Polis, who added he would get emails from Schroeder up until she passed away congratulating him on advancing abortion rights laws.