Washington D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in commemoration of Women's Equality Day, which falls on Sunday:
“On Women's Equality Day this year, as we do every year, we mark the progress our nation has made toward living up to its foundational values. When we extended the right to vote to America's women 92 years ago, we strengthened our democracy and moved toward making real the promise of liberty and justice for all.
“America's suffragettes were courageous beyond measure and visionary beyond their times. So too must we be bold as we pick up their mantle: working for equal pay for equal work, striving for true equality in the halls of power, and fighting disrespectful attacks on women's rights to make their own decisions.
“Never losing hope, women waited for many years to achieve their rights. But women weren't just waiting, women were working: tirelessly working to redeem the promise of America. Today, we honor their pioneering spirit and recommit to their work.”