Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in celebration of Women’s History Month:
“The year 2018 was a watershed for women in America. From coast to coast, women – including many women of color – decided to run for office in unprecedented numbers and shattered expectations as they won nail-biting races at local, state and federal levels. Since the swearing-in of the 116th Congress, women are securing critical positions of power in politics, and women across the country are continuing to lead in business, the sciences and industry. These leaders will pave the path for our daughters and granddaughters to follow.
“Nevada is a microcosm of the strides made across the nation. We have a majority-women legislature and are represented by two women in the United States Senate. I’m proud to give voice to women in the Silver State by fighting to address their biggest challenges, like access to affordable housing, quality health care, protecting a woman’s right to choose and fighting for equal pay for equal work.
“But our fight isn’t over. Women, particularly women of color and trans women, still face immeasurable obstacles to achieving full equality. We must continue to promote, celebrate and foster the growth of each and every woman in Nevada and throughout America. Through our voice and our presence, we open the door for more of us to follow and for a more just society to emerge.”