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(Bronx, N.Y.) – Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was joined today by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to commemorate Women’s History Month at the New York Botanical Garden.
Leader Pelosi delivered the keynote address during the annual event, which brings Queens and Bronx residents together to recognize the achievements of women and discuss the role lawmakers play in fostering gender equality.
(Washington D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement in recognition of International Women’s Day:
“International Women’s Day comes this year at an important time for women’s rights and the fight for equality and justice.
(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on Women’s History Month:
“Women’s History Month is a time to recognize and honor the extraordinary women that broke barriers and paved the way for progress and equality in our country. Whether marching for the right to vote, raising their voices in support of equal pay, or speaking out against sexual violence and harassment, courageous women across America have always led the fight to create a more just and equal union.
(Queens, NY) – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) introduced the Billie Jean King Congressional Gold Medal Act to recognize King’s vast achievements and contributions to athletics, women’s rights, the LGBT community, and American culture.
(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement today in recognition of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation:
“Female Genital Mutilation is an illegal and horrifying practice that violates the human rights of girls and women. More than 200 million girls and women around the world have experienced the horrors of FMG, and in the United States, more than 513,000 women and girls have been harmed. This must stop.
(Queens, N.Y.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after Cecile Richards announced that she is stepping down as President of Planned Parenthood:
“Cecile is a fierce advocate, a true champion for women, and a valued friend. I’ve been proud to work alongside her to protect women’s reproductive rights and access to health care. She will be missed greatly, but I know she will continue to lend her voice to the important fights ahead. I wish her the very best in this next chapter.”