Today 17 women serve in the state Senate. The first woman to blaze that trail was Helen Ring Robinson. She was elected in 1912 to represent Denver. Robinson was a crusader for women’s equality and the protection of children. Pat Pascoe has written her biography. Pascoe was a state senator herself, representing Denver for 12 years. She speaks with Ryan Warner.

[Photo of Pascoe dressed as Robinson from Pat Pascoe]