The Democratic Party of Doña Ana County is proud to join in the observance of National Women’s History Month. This year’s theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment” honors the leadership efforts of women in American throughout American history, across years and across cultures, efforts that have been extraordinary and often unrecognized.
We honor the historic and central role of women to the nation generally, and the contributions of women in the life of the nation, specifically, without whose historic role, achievements in every field, both here in New Mexico, and throughout our nation could not have been possible. Women have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, religious leaders, and CEOs.
In celebrating National Women’s History Month we also join in celebrating the diversity of leadership that we, as a nation, as a community organization, and as a political party must embrace, if we are to continue to ensure the future success of this great nation and remain a beacon of freedom to the rest of the world.
Each year, Americans observe National Women’s History Month in March by celebrating the history, and contributions of women to the rich heritage of the United States.
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Public Act 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the entire month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
Photo: Empire Zinc Strike, Bayard, New Mexico 1951
Arizona State University—Clinton E. Jencks Collection—Los Mineros Photographs