Standard Posted by Central Oregon Coast NOW Posted on April 11, 2013 Posted under Democrats, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, History, Leadership, Women Comments 3 Comments The most important liberal you’ve never heard of: Frances Perkins — MSNBC The most important liberal you’ve never heard of: Frances Perkins — MSNBC. http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/04/11/the-most-important-liberal-youve-never-heard-of-frances-perkins/ Related Frances PerkinsSocial JusticeWomen Post navigation ← Obama’s Social Security proposal finds a supporter, but mostly critics in Oregon delegation | OregonLive.com Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Blocked By House GOP → 3 thoughts on “The most important liberal you’ve never heard of: Frances Perkins — MSNBC” When Lawrence O’Donnell talked about Frances Perkins, he left out an important part: she got her position in FDR’s cabinet largely because of Eleanor Roosevelt’s support. We praise FDR for his progressive views, but it was a woman who encouraged him to develop these. We have Eleanor Roosevelt to thank for most of the progress during FDR’s four terms.–Nel Ward Thanks for the reminder Nel! Would like to let Lawrence know how much we enjoyed the accolades given to our relative, Frances Perkins. We were thrilled! Gloria and Darrell Perkins Comments are closed.