Monday, March 08, 2021

Vice-President Kamala Harris statement on International Women's Day

Vice-President Kamala Harris released the following statement on International Women's Day:

Today is International Women’s Day and #ADayWithoutAWoman, an opportunity to recognize the progress we have made, to celebrate our accomplishments, and to acknowledge how far we still have to go to achieve full equality for all women. I ask everyone to look at the role of women in our society -- in our families, in our workplace, in our schools, in our government, and in our military -- and realize what a day without women would actually mean.

Imagine a day without Harriet Tubman or Dolores Huerta. Imagine a day without Shirley Chisholm or Maya Angelou. Imagine a day without Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Constance Baker Motley. Imagine a day without Ibtihaj Muhammad or Serena Williams. Imagine a day without Aung Sang Suu Kyi or Malala Yousafzai.

We stand on the shoulders of the women who came before us as well as the women who are marching in the streets and fighting for our civil rights. Today and every day, I stand with all women. I will keep fighting for you.

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