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2012 Democratic National Convention
In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter
In this group, she's just Gloria Molina, quilter

Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bags full of fabric and rolled suitcases holding sewing machines. One of them was Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, toting her own bundles of material. As one of the "five kings and queens" who run a sprawling county government, Molina is among the most powerful women in Los Angeles. She wrestles weekly with issues including abused children slipping through the cracks, overcrowded and aging jails, and how to spend a $26-billion annual budget. In the board room, Molina is known for the...

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