Pelosi Statement on Women’s History Month
Contact: Speaker’s Press Office, 202-226-7616
San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in recognition of Women’s History Month:
“Each Women’s History Month, Americans celebrate the extraordinary contributions that generations of women have made to our nation. Americans across the country lift up the legacy of every woman who has stepped forward to demand and expand freedom, forging remarkable progress for all Americans.
“This year, we mark Women’s History Month in the same Congress that we commemorate 100 years since women won the right to vote, and as we welcome more than 100 women to serve in the Congress – the highest number in our history. These historic milestones honor the ingenuity, leadership, creativity and patriotism of American women who struggled, sacrificed and persevered to transform our government, our society and the world. Through overwhelming challenges and remarkable achievements, American women have used their vision and values to bring our nation closer to fulfilling our ideals of equality and opportunity for all.
“Today, countless American women from every corner of the country, every industry and every walk of life are showing their power and enriching our nation by standing up, speaking out and demanding their voices be heard. Much more must be done to unleash the full power of women in our nation, and Democrats are working to ensure that our government, our economy and our society reflect the full promise of America. We will fight to secure equal pay for equal work, protect every woman’s right to quality, affordable health care, and ensure paid sick leave and affordable child care to reaffirm the vital truth that when women succeed, America succeeds.”
# # #