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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 25, 2017 08:57 AM
From: Representative Tina M. Davis
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Recognizing March 8, 2017 as “International Women’s Day” and March 2017 as “National Women’s History Month” in Pennsylvania
In the very near future, I plan to introduce a resolution recognizing March 8, 2017 as “International Women’s Day” and March 2017 as “National Women’s History Month” in Pennsylvania.
International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1911. Annually on March 8th, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements during International Women’s Day. A global web of rich and diverse local activities connects women from all around the world through political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events. In addition, many locales host women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Be Bold for Change.”
This year, the theme for National Women’s History Month is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” which honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. These women all successfully challenged the social and legal structures that have kept women’s labor underappreciated and underpaid. They proved that women could succeed in every field and each of these women are extraordinary. However, we need to strive to prove that women in leadership roles in business and labor should be the norm. Now is the time to honor and celebrate the women within our families and communities for their numerous contributions to our society.
I hope that you will join with me to honor and memorialize women across Pennsylvania. Together we can move closer to the day when society no longer needs prompting in order to value women and girls.

Introduced as HR88