Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz made the following statement in recognition of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, which falls within Women’s History Month:
“Today, we recognize the 100th International Women’s Day, which falls during National Women’s History Month. It is an opportunity to pay tribute to the indelible contributions women have made worldwide. One hundred years ago, women in the United States, and many other countries, could not even vote. Now, women have held Cabinet positions, achieved momentous feats in science, law, and medicine, and, internationally, have even served as presidents and prime ministers.
“And though we continue to make gains, we must remember that a woman’s work is never done. While we are proud of our accomplishments thus far, and rightly so, we can’t stop here. Women are earning more degrees than men yet still make only 75 percent, on average, of what their male counterparts are paid. Women make up only 17 percent of the U.S. Congress, hold only six Governorships nationwide—and we still have yet to break that ultimate glass ceiling, the Presidency.