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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in recognition of Women’s History Month:
“Each Women’s History Month, Americans join together to celebrate the progress forged by generations of American women who struggled and sacrificed in the fight to secure equal rights, equal treatment and equal opportunity for themselves and all Americans. This month, we also honor the extraordinary women from every corner of the country who are leading us into the future to ensure a more just and equal world in which our daughters and granddaughters can grow and thrive.
“This year, as we prepare to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Women’s History Month offers us the opportunity to pay special tribute to the trailblazing suffragists, whose persistent, dissatisfied leadership won American women the sacred right to vote. This momentous achievement unleashed the power of women to have a voice in our democracy, and in the process helped deliver transformative progress toward a more perfect union for all Americans.
“Today, and always, we reaffirm a vital truth that when women succeed, America succeeds. Guided by the leadership of an historic number of women Members of Congress, House Democrats are working to empower all women to be full and equal participants in our economy, our society and our democracy. In recognition of the innumerable contributions and continued leadership of America’s women, we will never stop fighting to advance the cause of freedom, equality and justice for all.”
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