Rep. Maloney Statement on Women’s History Month
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement marking the annual celebration of March as Women’s History Month – a commemoration that has occurred in America since 1987.
“This month millions of Americans will celebrate Women’s History Month and honor the successes and contributions of women throughout our history. Last year I was proud to lead the fight to create a commission on establishing a National Women’s History Museum. That commission is now working on recommendations to Congress that would bring such a museum to Washington, on or near the National Mall.
“But women’s history month shouldn’t only be about honoring our past accomplishments and our long fight to achieve equality. It must also be a time to recognize that discrimination persists despite our progress and it must be addressed.
“There are so many actions Congress can take to correct the inequities. We should pass legislation to guarantee equal pay for equal work. We should pass legislation to make progress on equality in the classroom, and in the boardroom. And we should finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment to put women where they belong – in the constitution.
“I urge every American to join me in honoring the history of women in America by working for a future they would be proud of.”