Sen. Landrieu Unveils Website in Honor of Women's History Month
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U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., recognized the accomplishments of women by honoring today as International Women's Day and the month of March as National Women's History Month. In celebration, Sen. Landrieu unveiled a new section of her website highlighting Women's History Month.
"During the month of March we celebrate the contributions and achievements of women everywhere," said Sen. Landrieu. "Today, on International Women's Day, we especially reflect on the past accomplishments of women around the world, and look to the future, to a day when all women, everywhere can achieve full equality."
The new website features information on famous women from Louisiana including one of the pioneers of women's suffrage, Caroline Merrick, and former U.S. Representative and Ambassador to the Vatican Lindy Claiborne Boggs. The website also offers features a calendar of events throughout Louisiana celebrating Women's History Month, and allows viewers to submit details and information on additional celebrations in the state.
"As one of only fourteen women currently serving in the United States Senate, I constantly reflect on all of the women who have inspired me and helped me reach the position I serve in today," Sen. Landrieu said. "I know that through my own achievements and those of my colleagues, the number of ceilings that future generations of women and girls will have to break through becomes fewer and fewer."