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Women’s History Month Resolution

This resolution is being presented to the Cortland County Legislature.

Resolution

National Women’s History Month

WHEREAS, throughout United States history women have been seen and treated as the second, inferior gender.  Women were and still are underrepresented, mispresented, and marginalized in the workforce, at home, and everywhere in-between, AND

WHEREAS, in 1987 the National Women’s History Project, now known as the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA), successfully petitioned Congress for the entire month of March to be dedicated to the observance of women’s contributions to the United States of America, AND

WHEREAS, every March since 1987, we as a nation are given the opportunity to acknowledge the obstacles women have overcome to gain equal treatment.  We are given the opportunity to acknowledge the present-day obstacles women still face in their battle for equality and equity.  And most importantly, we are given the opportunity to celebrate past and present contributions women have made and are making to our society, AND

WHEREAS, National Women’s History Month is for all women; cisgender and transgender women of every race, social class, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, age, ability,  AND

WHEREAS, women have not only been leaders in obtaining their own social, political, and economic rights but they have also been leaders in the abolitionist, emancipation, industrial labor, and the civil rights movements; NOW THEREFORE LET IT BE

RESOLVED, that the Cortland County Legislature officially recognizes March 2021 to be “National Women’s History Month”, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, that the Cortland County Legislature recognizes the importance of celebrating the contributions women have made and are making to our society, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, that the Cortland County Legislature urges Cortland County residents to observe “National Women’s History Month” with appropriate programs and activities.

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