Congresswoman Maloney Statement on International Women’s Day
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) issued the following statement in recognition of International Women’s Day:
“International Women’s Day is a special opportunity to acknowledge the women whose struggles, contributions, and achievements have shaped our society. I have introduced a bill to establish a women’s history museum on the National Mall to help future generations learn about the women who have been leaders in every field throughout history because we should be able to draw on their example every day of the year. Too many of these stories have gone ignored and are left out of the telling of our nation’s, and our world’s, history. How do we expect to empower women if we do not recognize them?
“Throughout history, women around the world have fought for recognition and struggled in the pursuit for equal rights. These are fights that persist today, as we work to end sexual harassment, ensure equal pay for equal work, combat gun violence and achieve equal representation in the workplace, government and academia. We are inspired by countless trailblazers throughout history and we are inspired by their legacy to lead our nation in marching towards true social and political equality.
“I am energized by the resurgence of the movement for women’s equality. The torches of Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, and Abigail Adams are being carried by Tina Tchen, Emma González, and Sarah Chadwick who are shaping a brighter future as we speak.
“And to once and for all enshrine women’s equality in the Constitution, I am working to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Women deserve firm legal bedrock to counter discrimination. We’ve been at this fight for a long time, but International Women’s Day is a reminder that will not give up until the women of this country are guaranteed full equality under the law.”