United States Congress: Make March 8th an annual national holiday: "Women's Equality Day"
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Sen. Charles Schumer
Louisiana
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Maryland
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Maine
Sen. Susan Collins
Michigan
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Minnesota
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Missouri
Sen. Claire McCaskill
Montana
Sen. Jon Tester
North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Hawaii
Sen. Mazie Hirono
Washington
Sen. Patty Murray
Washington
Sen. Maria Cantwell
Massachusetts
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Wisconsin
Sen. Tammy Baldwin
North Carolina
Sen. Kay Hagan
New Hampshire
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
California
Sen. Barbara Boxer
California
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

United States Congress: Make March 8th an annual national holiday: "Women's Equality Day"

    1. Petition by

      Equality for Women

"International Women's Day" is currently celebrated as a call to awareness of women's rights issues around the world. Celebrated in over 100 countries, annually, it has become an official national holiday in 29 of them.

As the United States seeks to lead the world in the equal rights of all people, we call upon the United States Congress to pass a bill officially making March 8th an annual national holiday to be titled "Women's Equality Day".

The purpose of "Women's Equality Day" will be to assert our country's long-standing goal of providing equal opportunities in every aspect of life to all women and men.

Currently, women only compose 20% of the U.S. Senate, 18% of the U.S House of Representatives, 1/3 of the Presidential Cabinet, 1/3 of the Supreme Court, and have never occupied the presidency or vice presidency.

In addition, women earn less than men in nearly every industry for the same jobs, account for a horrifying 91% of rape and sexual assault victims, and are routinely objectified and harassed in society-at-large.

We are also troubled by the continued assault on women's reproductive rights and their (often) lack of a voice in these matters

We know most Americans, regardless of gender, wish to change all these and every other problem in our country that disproportionately affects women.

We call on our mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, and daughters and sons to join us in this fight for women's equality by compelling Congress to make "Women's Equality Day" a national holiday.

To:
United States Congress
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
Sen. Charles Schumer, New York
Sen. Mary Landrieu, Louisiana
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
Sen. Susan Collins, Maine
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota
Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri
Sen. Jon Tester, Montana
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota
Sen. Mazie Hirono, Hawaii
Sen. Patty Murray, Washington
Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York
Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota
Sen. Barbara Boxer, California
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California
Make March 8th an annual national holiday: "Women's Equality Day"

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes." ~Clare Boothe Luce

      I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute. ~Rebecca West, "Mr Chesterton in Hysterics: A Study in Prejudice," The Clarion, 14 Nov 1913, reprinted in The Young Rebecca, 1982

      Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. ~Andrea Dworkin

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    • Errick Perry CHESAPEAKE, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Just from observing the struggles the women in my family have gone thought, I've seen firsthand how much women endure and the strength they possess to overcome those struggles. Truly inspiring.

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    • Madie A CAKELAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      The US is a major influence.

      A holiday would bring awareness. Awareness brings progress.

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