Aug 26, 2015

McCarthy Statement on Women’s Equality Day

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on Women’s Equality Day which celebrates the ratification of the 19th Amendment:

“Our democracy and our economy is at its best when all Americans are free to exercise their right to life and liberty. Unfortunately in our past, these freedoms were not extended to all, including women. But in 1920, American women took an immeasurable step forward with ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting them the right to vote. Ninety-five years later, we are continuing to make strides to ensure the opportunity for prosperity is offered to all Americans. ‎And we will we continue to build off of these reforms as we work towards an economy, workforce, and society that is delivers opportunity to all.”