Mar 01, 2012
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Women’s History Month
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement in honor of Women’s History Month, which will be celebrated throughout March:
“Women’s History Month serves as a reminder of the extraordinary accomplishments of women and a chance to celebrate their tremendous contributions.
“This year the celebration comes while we witness a Republican War on Women that tries to turn back the clock on women’s rights. This Republican Majority is intent on denying women access to contraception. Republicans are even attempting to silence women from the very debate about women’s health care issues.
“If Republicans succeed with their radical agenda, they will have undone the historical achievements that this Women’s History Month honors and cherishes.
“Unlike Republicans’ hostility to women, Democrats have won many hard-fought victories, including the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and health insurance reform that stopped insurance industry abuses where being a woman in America counted as a pre-existing medical condition. At the start of this history month, we owe special thanks to Leader Nancy Pelosi and DCCC Women LEAD Co-Chairs Congresswomen Jackie Speier and Karen Bass for their leadership.”