To commemorate International Women’s Day, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and DNC Women’s Caucus Chair Lottie Shackelford released the following statement:
Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we offer our gratitude to women here at home and across the globe who lead the way in forging stronger communities — from saving lives on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 to advocating for equity and the rights afforded to us all.
This day is made even more special by the fact that Kamala Harris is the first woman and woman of color to serve as vice president of the United States. We are so amazed at what the persistent, hard work of women across this country has meant for our efforts to win back Congress and the White House — but we are also fully cognizant there is still much work ahead of us to ensure women’s equality. Now we need to come together to move our nation forward, to continue the fight for racial justice and economic equality, and to put an end to gender discrimination.
And the best way to do that is to put Democrats in charge at every level of government. Just last week, Democrats came together to pass the American Rescue Plan, a historic response necessary to meet the health and economic crises that have been devastating for women. And we’ll continue working to expand opportunity for women and fighting for an equitable future that lives up to our ideals.