Pelosi, Clinton, Woolsey Celebrate Women's History Month
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey celebrated women's history month yesterday at an event at the US Capitol. The reception was hosted by Speaker Pelosi and honored Secretary Clinton.
Speaker Pelosi introduced Secretary Clinton by noting the focus she has on making sure "that women's rights are viewed as human rights and respected throughout the world, in lifting up women and addressing women, HIV/AIDS, climate change," and so on. Among her remarks, Secretary Clinton said, "I always raise, wherever I go, the rights of women. Because I believe that women's rights, roles, and responsibilities, is the last piece of unfinished business that we must confront together." She continued, "So as this Women's History Month draws to a close, let us redouble our efforts to make sure that all the women and girls in our own country have a chance to live up to their own God-given potential. And then let's make sure that we keep reaching out to more girls and women around the world."
Congresswoman Woolsey was honored for her role in the establishment of Women's History Month. Speaker Pelosi said of Woolsey, "she led the way to ensure that the essential role of women was noted in the history books...[her] work helped ensure that every March we honor the women who paved the way to progress."
Media Resources: Nancy Pelosi Remarks 3/25/10; Hillary Clinton Remarks 3/26/10