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Thompson Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Women's History Month

Mar 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring March as Women’s History Month—the origins of which are rooted in California’s Fifth Congressional District.

“For too long, the impact and contributions of women were minimized and ignored,” said Thompson. “It took the Education Taskforce in Sonoma County launching a Women’s History Week in March of 1978 to begin a national conversation about the role women have played in shaping America and the world. Schools and communities across the nation joined in the commemoration, and it has grown and expanded since then. In March—as we should throughout the year—we recognize the women who have made breakthroughs in science and medicine, the leaders who shaped our government and politics, the businesswomen and entrepreneurs who drove innovation, and the countless women who changed the course of history in numerous ways.”

Last month, Thompson’s office opened nominations for his annual Woman of the Year Awards, which recognizes exceptional women across the District for their work in the community. Winners will be announced at a ceremony later this month. Additional details will follow.