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Women's History Month

DEIA Committee

The National Women’s History Month’s 2024 theme 2024 celebrates Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
This theme recognizes women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are powerful driving forces with a wide-ranging impact on our country. In some institutions, DEI efforts have been disbanded.
As members of families, civic and community groups, businesses, universities, and legislative bodies, women are in the forefront of reevaluating the status quo. They are working to eliminate harmful social policies and behaviors that could determine our future. In response, women in communities and groups across the nation, such as the LWV, are helping to develop innovative programs and projects within corporations, the military, federal agencies, and educational organizations to address these injustices. Let’s all do our part to advocate for equity, diversity, and

From longtime Leaguer, Adrienne Katz Katz shown right with a donated podium for speaking assignments.

Every woman today who has in her own name a job, a career, a bank account, a credit card, a lease, a license, a car, a mortgage, a diploma or a pension has these because she is standing on the shoulders of millions of women who fought for those privileges. 

Women’s inventions and contributions have affected ALL of us—our personal health, everyday devices, the Space Program, entertainment-- even the Brooklyn Bridge.  Teaching about accomplishments of women in our own families and those from other backgrounds leads to higher self-esteem among girls and greater respect for women among boys and men.

We're celebrating Women's History Month throughout March. We are commemorating the achievements of women since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote in 1920. The 100thAnniversary of the 19th Amendment was commemorated nationally. 

We have learned that even hard-fought rights can be taken away, if we do not continue pushing forward to safeguard our rights and gain pay equity! It is critical that women vote for representatives (at all levels of government) who will support our own (and our families') best interests!

Keep learning about women's accomplishments, vote wisely and teach your children well!