Honoring Women's History Month

Senator Robert Menendez
2013-03-07 13:00:06
Dear Friend, I write to you today in celebration of Women�s History Month and the tremendous achievements made by women throughout our history. It�s hard to believe that one hundred years ago this week, New Jersey�s Alice Paul helped organize the Women�s Suffrage Parade in Washington, D.C.� This march marked a turning point in the struggle for a woman�s right to vote and in 1920, the 19th Amendment to our Constitution was ratified thanks in part to Alice�s efforts. But gaining equality at the ballot box was not enough to satisfy Alice Paul.� She believed, as I do, that every right guaranteed to me under our Constitution should be unquestionably guaranteed to all women.� That�s why Alice Paul drafted the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.� And that�s why for the past 20 years -- my entire career in Congress -- I have been carrying on Alice Paul�s mission to get the Equal Rights Amendment enshrined in our Constitution once and for all. We should all be proud Alice Paul called New Jersey home.� She shattered a glass ceiling, opening up opportunities for women all across this country.� To honor her tireless work, this week I introduced a resolution to posthumously award her with the Congressional Gold Medal.� But her work � our work � is not done yet. Women in New Jersey still earn 79 cents for every one dollar earned by their male counterparts.� This is unacceptable.� And while we just recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, it�s evident that wage discrimination is still happening in the workplace.� That�s why I am a cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act to strengthen current laws that will help ensure equal pay for equal work. As your United States Senator, and more importantly as a father to a daughter, I will not rest until women are equally protected under the law and are paid a fair wage.� I will continue fighting everyday against those in Congress who want to turn back the clock on women�s rights.� And I will continue to work to ensure women have better access to quality health care and education. But I need your help.� Let us all work every day to foster a new generation of Alice Pauls -- bright, determined women who understand that all it takes is one person, one woman, to make a difference. Thank you for all that you do to make New Jersey a better place to work, live and raise a family. Sincerely, Robert Menendez United States Senator � Please do not reply to this e-mail as this address is not monitored. To contact my office, please use the contact form found on my website at menendez.senate.gov/contact [link 1]. [image = menendez.enews.senate.gov/images/image001.jpg] [link 2] [image = menendez.enews.senate.gov/images/tweetbutton.png] [link 3] *E-MAIL UPDATES* *Yes, please periodically send me e-mail updates.** Click Here [link 4] *By subscribing to my e-mail updates, you are authorizing me to send regular e-mail updates from my office to your e-mail account. Survey/Question [survey]

Dear Friend,

I write to you today in celebration of Women�s History Month and the tremendous achievements made by women throughout our history.

It�s hard to believe that one hundred years ago this week, New Jersey�s Alice Paul helped organize the Women�s Suffrage Parade in Washington, D.C.  This march marked a turning point in the struggle for a woman�s right to vote and in 1920, the 19th Amendment to our Constitution was ratified thanks in part to Alice�s efforts.

But gaining equality at the ballot box was not enough to satisfy Alice Paul.  She believed, as I do, that every right guaranteed to me under our Constitution should be unquestionably guaranteed to all women.  That�s why Alice Paul drafted the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.  And that�s why for the past 20 years -- my entire career in Congress -- I have been carrying on Alice Paul�s mission to get the Equal Rights Amendment enshrined in our Constitution once and for all.

We should all be proud Alice Paul called New Jersey home.  She shattered a glass ceiling, opening up opportunities for women all across this country.  To honor her tireless work, this week I introduced a resolution to posthumously award her with the Congressional Gold Medal.  But her work � our work � is not done yet.

Women in New Jersey still earn 79 cents for every one dollar earned by their male counterparts.  This is unacceptable.  And while we just recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, it�s evident that wage discrimination is still happening in the workplace.  That�s why I am a cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act to strengthen current laws that will help ensure equal pay for equal work.

As your United States Senator, and more importantly as a father to a daughter, I will not rest until women are equally protected under the law and are paid a fair wage.  I will continue fighting everyday against those in Congress who want to turn back the clock on women�s rights.  And I will continue to work to ensure women have better access to quality health care and education.

But I need your help.  Let us all work every day to foster a new generation of Alice Pauls -- bright, determined women who understand that all it takes is one person, one woman, to make a difference.

Thank you for all that you do to make New Jersey a better place to work, live and raise a family.

Sincerely,

Robert Menendez
United States Senator

 

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