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Rep. Meeks Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 1, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Meeks Celebrates Women’s History Month

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks joined millions in celebrating March as Women’s History Month for the 30th year in a row:

“This month, we celebrate the courageous women in our nation’s history who have fought tirelessly and with conviction, striving for equality and justice. Their contributions are felt beyond these few weeks and we appreciate them throughout the year.

“Democrats know that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights. We know that in advancing equality for women, we’re strengthening our families, our communities, and our country. That’s why Democrats have never ceased endeavoring for equality for women. We have pushed for legislation that ensures equal pay for equal work, expands the availability of affordable child care, and guarantees paid sick and family leave. When I think of my beloved mother, my beautiful wife, and my lovely daughters, it disappoints me that Congressional Republicans have blocked these measures whenever and wherever they could.

“In 1917, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman to serve in Congress. One-hundred years later, we count 109. Despite this progress, we cannot rest on our laurels; we must continue to fight for equality until it is not an experience reserved for a few, but it is a promise guaranteed for all.”