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March is Women’s History Month

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This statement was part of a statement released by the White House:

This Women’s History Month, may we recognize the long, storied history of great women helping to realize our Nation’s founding promise and highest aspirations. May we all continue working to build a world worthy of the dreams and goals of all women and girls.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2024 as Women’s History Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month and to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2024, with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. I also invite all Americans to visit WomensHistoryMonth.gov to learn more about the vital contributions of women to our Nation’s history. 

Some of the most famous and high achieving women historically have left us such a rich heritage. Not only have they left us legacies of accomplishments but also some very enriching quotes as follows:

“Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), political figure, diplomat, activist, First Lady.

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity,” Amelia Earhart (1897-1937?), aviation pioneer.

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks (1913-2005), civil rights activist.

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005), U.S. Congresswoman.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou (1928-2014), memoirist, poet, civil rights activist.

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright (1937-2022), U.S. Secretary of State.

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King (1943 – ), tennis champion.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker (1944 – ), novelist, short story writer, poet, social activist.

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai (1997- ), Pakistani female education activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Let us celebrate all the women who have contributed so richly to our country and to each of our lives.

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