March 01, 2024

Congresswoman Lee Statement on Women's History Month

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Barbara Lee (CA-12) released a statement in celebration of Women's History Month, recognized every March. 

“During Women’s History Month, we honor the influential women in the East Bay and across the country whose legacies continue to shape our world. Women like activist Stacey Park Milbern, former Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink, and Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray serve as beacons of inspiration, paving the way for progress. Their resilience in the face of adversity and their unwavering commitment to justice have propelled America towards its highest ideals.  

“This month, as we celebrate remarkable women in our history, let us draw inspiration from their determination to tackle our present-day challenges. From the war on reproductive freedom to income inequality, there is much work to do to achieve true gender equity. The extremist agenda of the MAGA anti-choice majority in the House poses a threat not just to women but to the entire nation. Until the right to contraception—and the right to an abortion—are enshrined in law, the fight for reproductive justice must continue.  

“However, the fight for women’s equality does not stop at reproductive justice—Congress must pass legislation that ensures gender and racial equity and support policies that empower women. I remain committed to working with my House Democratic colleagues to ensure equitable participation for all women in both our economy and society.

“This month and every month, we must continue to build on the progress of trailblazing women from history and address the unique challenges faced by women, especially women of color, today. Happy Women’s History Month!”