Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and 74 other Senate colleagues in cosponsoring a bipartisan bill to honor the millions of American women who joined the workforce during World War II to help provide the aircraft, vehicles, weaponry, ammunition, and other materials to win the war. Many of these women were recruited by the ad campaign that used the indelible image of “Rosie the Riveter” to emphasize the significance of their role in the war effort. The Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act would collectively award the Congressional Gold Medal to these women.
“In a time of tremendous national need, our mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and friends answered the nation’s call to do the daily work of keeping America’s factories humming and supplying the war effort. They did so despite encountering harassment and unequal pay on the job. I’m proud to recognize these women’s tremendous achievements and to celebrate the strides they helped American women take towards more equal participation in the workplace.”