Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in recognition of International Women’s Day:

“For women and girls around the world, International Women’s Day celebrates the power of women’s voices and vision, courage and persistence, intelligence and expertise.  At home and abroad, we must recognize the transformational potential of educating and empowering the world’s women and girls.  
 
“When women got the right to vote in the United States, the newspapers reported, ‘women given the right to vote.’  No, that wasn’t what happened.  Women fought, women marched, women sacrificed, women demanded, and then women won the right to vote.  It was a tremendous victory for America, not just for women, but for all Americans.   
 
“Today is powerful reminder that when Women Succeed, America Succeeds.  Nothing is more wholesome than the increased participation and leadership of America’s women: in our economy, in our society, in our democracy. America’s women are mobilized.  And America’s women are not going to let President Trump and the GOP destroy affordable health care for working families.”

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