March 01, 2019

Assistant Speaker Luján Statement on Women’s History Month

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement in recognition of Women’s History Month:

“Each March, we honor and celebrate the innumerable contributions of women throughout history. From the suffrage movement to science and business, and the modern-day fights for equality and justice, we owe a debt of gratitude to women who have tirelessly pressed our country forward. Here in New Mexico women like Esther Martinez, who fought for the preservation of indigenous languages, Georgia O’Keefe, who captured the beauty of our incredible landscapes, and Pablita Velarde, who used her artwork to share Pueblo life with the world, have made an indelible mark on our rich culture.  There is also cause for additional celebration this Women’s History Month, as we welcomed the highest number of women in history to the halls of Congress this past January. I’ve already been impressed by the courage, drive, and passion these women have brought to Washington and know they’ll accomplish so much for all Americans.

“As we celebrate these milestones, we also reflect on the work that remains to be done to ensure that every woman everywhere has the opportunity to live out their dreams, which is why we must fight for progress on policies like equal pay, paid family leave, and affordable health care.”

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