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Chair of Democratic Women’s Working Group Commemorates the Start of Women’s History Month

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Washington, March 1, 2017 | comments
In honor of Women’s History Month, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), the chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, released the following statement:

“Since the suffragists’ struggle to get the vote, many strong women have relentlessly fought to break down barriers and build our nation. Some such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Rosa Parks, and Gloria Steinem were well-known. Others did not get the recognition they deserved – women like Ava Lovelace, Katherine Johnson, and more. These inspiring leaders are owed our deep gratitude for paving a path of opportunity for future generations. 

We honor them with special recognition during the month of March. And more importantly, we continue the fight for financial security, full access to healthcare, and the freedom to live free from violence for all women and girls. We will not go back!”

After being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March as Women’s History Month in 1987.
 
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