Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

March marks a time to celebrate the outstanding women that have contributed to the betterment of American society.

In 1981, Congress requested the President to proclaim the week of March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Over the next three decades, Congress and the Presidential Administrations continued the tradition of celebrating the strong American women that have help to forge our great nation. President Clinton, President Bush and President Obama each issued a series of proclamations designating the entire month as a time to honor the countless women that have tirelessly defended American principles  

"As leaders in public affairs, American women not only worked to secure their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity but also were principal advocates in the abolitionist, temperance, mental health reform, industrial labor and social reform movements, as well as the modern civil rights movement," reads the Presidential Proclamation of 1982.

As we look back and celebrate, HRC is also looking forward to acknowledge the women who continue to stand for these American ideals.  Wendy Davis, Kay Hagan, Michelle Nunn and Krysten Sinema are facing tough elections in November, and all stand for equality for all, including LGBT Americans.

Celebrate Women’s History Month by supporting the women that support you. Take action now.

Stay tuned to the HRC blog as we highlight some of the great women of the future. 

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