Interview with Cathey Steinberg, February 24, 2010

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Cathey Weiss Steinberg served in the Georgia General Assembly for sixteen years in both the Georgia House of Representatives (1977-1989) and in the Georgia Senate (1991-1993). She is recognized as a strong advocate for women’s rights. She was the primary sponsor of the 1981-1982 Equal Rights Amendment legislation. From 1993-1999, she was the managing partner for Ahead of the Curve, a public policy consulting and advocacy training firm. In 1999, Governor Roy Barnes appointed Cathey Steinberg as Georgia’s first Consumer Insurance Advocate. She held that position until 2003. Steinberg later served as the executive director of the Juvenile Justice Fund, a non-profit child advocacy organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been a consultant in public and community relations and marketing, and a frequent guest speaker and lecturer. Steinberg discusses the sexism and antisemitism she faced early in her legislative career, her work in the private sector with juveniles, insurance, and women, and the state of party politics in Georgia.






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Cathey Steinberg and Bob Short, “Interview with Cathey Steinberg, February 24, 2010,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed December 7, 2022,