Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in recognition of Women’s Equality Day:
“On the 93rd anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, Americans celebrate the life and legacy of generations of American women. From Seneca Falls, to the activism and determination of later generations, American women have been at the forefront of the cause of women’s equality at home and abroad. We have marched for our civil rights – the right to vote, the right to equal pay, and the right to accessible and affordable health care.
“Just as past generations of women have demanded equality, so too must a new generation of American women be bold. In Congress today, 62 women Members of the House Democratic Caucus – the most in history – are heeding the call to address the pressing issues confronting women today.
“In America, women still earn 78 cents for every dollar men make, women are forced to choose between caring for a sick child and their job, and millions of women and their families lack access to quality, affordable child care. In order to correct these wrongs, House Democrats have unveiled our economic agenda: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.
“On this Women’s Equality Day, let us rededicate ourselves to unleashing the potential of women, knowing that in America, when women succeed, America succeeds.”