Wasserman Schultz Statement on Women's Equality Day

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Washington, DC, August 26, 2016 | comments
Today we celebrate Women's Equality Day, the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and the landmark strides we have made for women's equality in our nation. From securing the right to vote, to defending a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, to fighting for better working conditions and pay, women have secured critical victories that have lifted up millions of people from all walks of life.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Women’s Equality Day 

Pembroke Pines, FL – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in celebration of Women’s Equality Day:

“Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and the landmark strides we have made for women’s equality in our nation. From securing the right to vote, to defending a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, to fighting for better working conditions and pay, women have secured critical victories that have lifted up millions of people from all walks of life.

“As the mother of two daughters, and the first Jewish woman to represent Florida in the U.S. Congress, today is much more than a date on the calendar to me. This date signifies that we have fought tirelessly and made incredible progress, and that we must redouble our commitment to the causes and priorities that are essential to our society. We must continue working together for a world that pays women equally for the same work as their male counterparts, allows women to make every health care decision with their health care providers and free of political interference, and ensures the dignity and equality of every human being on our planet – no matter their gender, ethnicity, nationality, or sexual orientation.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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