Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Representing the 9th District of Illinois

Schakowsky statement on International Women's Day 2018

March 8, 2018
Press Release

Today, on International Women's Day, Rep. Schakowsky released the following statement, excerpted from a post on her Medium page:

"Every year on International Women’s Day, we pause to take stock of the work we’ve done to improve life for women and girls around the world and to recommit ourselves to conquering the many obstacles that are left. Today, following a particularly tumultuous year for women, we have many achievements to celebrate and a lot of work ahead of us.

"The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #PressForProgress. This theme is a call to action?—?a reminder that we cannot let up on our campaign to achieve full and true equality. Today, we who believe in the inherent dignity and worth of women everywhere take time to celebrate our victories and set our goals for the year to come. Tomorrow, we continue our fight. We press for progress."

To read the full statement, please click here