Sending Office: Honorable Mike Thompson
Current Original Cosponsors (21):
Barragan, Beatty, Blunt Rochester, Bonamici, Boyle, Brownley, Cox, Carson, DeLauro, Dingell, Engel, Foster, Grijalva, Hastings, Kaptur, Langevin, Larsen, Lee (CA), Radewagen, Stefanik, Thompson (CA)
March is National Women’s History Month. Please join in honoring the increased awareness and knowledge of women’s involvement in history by cosponsoring the bipartisan National Women’s History Month resolution. This year’s theme honors women from the original
suffrage movement as well as 20th and 21st century women who have continued the struggle to ensure voting rights for all.
Until the late 1970’s, women’s history was rarely included in K-12 curriculum and was virtually absent in public awareness. To counter this, the Education Taskforce of Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration
in 1978, centered on International Women’s History Day. In 1981, Congress responded to the growing popularity of Women’s History Week by making it a national observance and eventually expanding the week to a month in 1987.
The popularity of women’s history celebrations in thousands of communities across the United States has sparked a new interest in uncovering women’s forgotten heritage. This year, National Women’s History Month celebrates “Valiant Women of the Vote.” Please
honor women and their history, as well as the women you work with side-by-side every day by becoming a cosponsor of this resolution.
For more information or to become an original cosponsor, please contact Rick Gelinas with Rep. Mike Thompson
Deadline to be an original cosponsor is February
Rep. Mike Thompson Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen Rep. Elise Stefanik
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