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This month is #WomensHistoryMonth; and it is about more than just celebrating women, but correcting the imbalanced structure of our government and leadership positions –and fighting for economic equality for all women.
Women are the roots of society. They hold our communities down and build up our economy. In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, each day we will highlight a Shero who has made #HERstory!
Also, each day we will share an inspiring fact about my legislation#PayEquity1536 which is a Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting of pay and employment equity data.
As the first African-American woman to serve as the New York City Council Majority Leader, I want to celebrate those who have also served as the “FIRST” in various capacities throughout Black History Month.
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Please join the New York City Council Women’s Caucus and Speaker Corey Johnson on January 20th for a day of action and participation in the WOMEN’S MARCH on New York City. We will meet at 11:00 a.m. at 72nd and Columbus Avenue, and depart sharply by 11:15 a.m. We call on people of all genders to march with us, as part of an international day of action in solidarity.
We will march, wherever we march, for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by on-going political events. We unite and stand together for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities.
We will come together in the spirit of democracy, honoring the champions of human rights who have gone before us. Please spread the word, so that our numbers are too great to ignore and the message to the world is clear. The politics of fear and division have no place in 2018.
The strength of our city relies on the determination of its people, working cohesively towards one common goal. In our capacity, as Co-chairs of the Women’s Caucus at the City Council, we have had the opportunity to advocate for some of our city’s most pressing issues affecting women and families and will continue to do so, with pride and tenacity.
Please contact Council Member Laurie Cumbo’s Chief of Staff, Monica Abend with additional questions, by phone at 212.788.7081 or by email at email@example.com. Please note that Monica will serve as the ‘day of contact’ at the march and can be reached on her mobile at 917.414.1287.
THIS MARCH IS INCLUSIVE AND ALL ARE WELCOME.