Delaney Statement on Women’s History Month

Mar 1, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Since 1987, Congress has designated March as Women’s History Month. This month, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) cosponsored H. Res 629, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Women’s History Month by honoring women in public service and government. Women’s History Month recognizes women who have helped to make the United States what it is today, from the pioneers who fought for equal voting rights to those who shattered glass ceilings in our workforce. Each day this Month extraordinary women from Maryland will be highlighted on Rep. Delaney’s Facebook page.


Delaney releases the following statement:


“Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the role women have played in shaping our country, a time to remember the trailblazers who fought for women’s rights and a time to renew our commitment to equality. Maryland has been home to incredible women leaders, from Margaret Brent to Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, and Senator Barbara Mikulski. This month, I am proud to recognize and honor these women, whose lives influenced the course of our country’s and state’s history. As the father of four daughters, women’s rights are deeply important to me. In Congress, I’ve supported legislation like the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and I will continue to stand up to attacks on women’s health and support equal rights for women.”