Tag: Women

Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Donald Trump’s Comments About Punishing Women Exercising Their Constitutional Rights.

“Donald Trump’s latest attack on women is completely horrifying. The right for women to control their own bodies was a struggle that took generations and we will not go back – period. Criminalizing or punishing women for making their own medical decisions is ludicrous and only demonstrates the misogynistic world view the American public has come to expect from Donald Trump. READ MORE

Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: International Women’s Day.

“Today as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we honor the remarkable and inspiring women leaders around the world who have paved the way for other women to accomplish their goals. While women have made significant strides in breaking barriers, we must continue to combat gender discrimination, stand strongly against domestic violence, and fight against inequality that still exists today. Together, we must work to build a strong foundation for the next generation of young women leaders to carry on this fight for equality. READ MORE