Wasserman Schultz on Women’s History Month

(Sunrise, Fla.) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in honor of Women’s History Month:

“When it comes to ending violence and discrimination in all its forms, millions of brave women are leading today’s fight. Whether it’s outing workplace discrimination, preserving health care access or ending gun violence, these heroines of persistence are in the vanguard for justice.

And the shoulders they stand on are very broad. Each March, we honor the brave sisters and mothers who made today’s movements for justice possible during Women’s History Month.

If not for trailblazers, such America’s first Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin or Florida’s own Mary McLeod Bethune who fought for equality and educational opportunities for all, so many doors for today’s political and civil rights leaders would still be closed. And South Florida’s own Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who fought tirelessly for the Florida Everglades, blazed a trail for all the young women who are trying to save our planet. We must continue to celebrate these women and countless others to honor the pivotal progress women have made that was too often hidden or ignored.

Today, we find women leading and visible, whether it’s among the nation’s many courageous soldiers and first responders, or at the forefront of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and violence, or leading the fight to keep weapons of war off our streets. And it’s fitting that the most powerful symbols of resistance are the Women’s March events that have drawn millions into the streets for safer, healthier and more just communities.

This month we celebrate women’s accomplishments, but especially those who persisted in battling the discrimination that all women have faced in the past – and still do today.”