Congresswoman Sewell Statement on Women’s History Month
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL-7) released the following statement in celebration of the month of March being Women’s History Month:
“History is filled with stories told and untold of the dynamic impact that women have made in society. Often overlooked and underappreciated, Shirley Chisolm, the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress said it best that ‘tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.’
“Despite the many stereotypes and obstacles of the past and present, women continue to act as strong advocates for equality and justice. Women everywhere continue to break barriers, exceed expectations and defy all odds. Because of the conviction and strong determination of women, our past is inspiring, our present is enriched and our future has no limits.
“A strong chain requires strong links. When women succeed, America succeeds. Yes, it is true that women have made enormous strides in business, science, medicine, law, government, higher education and the arts. We celebrate the power and progress of women everywhere, but we can’t forget about the economic hurdles women and their families presently face. We need to support the economic agenda of women and create policy that supports full and fair participation for women in the workforce. When justice and equality prevail, America prevails. Let us join in celebration of Women’s History Month by calling for a successful society and equality for all.”