To mark the start of Women’s History Month, NCDP Chairwoman Bobbie Richardson released the following statement:
“During the month of March, we celebrate and honor the many women whose passion and determination have benefitted the lives of others and made our communities stronger. In North Carolina, we are blessed to have strong and diverse female leadership in all branches and at all levels of government. I would also be remiss if I did not mention the historic nature of celebrating our nation’s first woman Vice President, Kamala Harris and the nomination of the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson.
“These women have been on the forefront of change and progress and they, along with myself, stand on the shoulders of all those who fought and sacrificed to pursue change. As Democrats, we must reaffirm our commitment to supporting these women who volunteer to run for public office. We must rededicate ourselves to protecting and expanding women’s rights. Whether reproductive health care or affordable child care, we must continue to honor the legacy of women of every race, class, and ethnic background by contributing to the economic, cultural, and social development of our state and nation.”