Celebrating International Women's Day 2019

Democrats Abroad celebrates International Women's Day this year with hope for the future and pride for what we have accomplished. 

Julia Bryan, International Chair of Democrats Abroad, noted that "Americans elected record numbers of women in the 2018 general election. We look forward to repeating that effort and expanding on it in 2020!"

Democrats Abroad not only helps elect women, but we are also fighting hard for women's rights in the US. "Like most Americans I believe that women should have equal rights guaranteed in the US Constitution. I'm proud to be leading DA's fight to make the ERA a reality, " says Shari Temple, who chairs the ERA task force for Democrats Abroad.

Looking back, International Women's Day is a day when we remember the great women in history whose shoulders we stand on. We celebrate their achievements and acknowledge the sacrifices they made to get us where we are today. 

Ann Hesse, Global Women's Caucus Chair added, "We can honour the women who came before us best by pushing forward and never giving up until our daughters have exactly the same rights and opportunities as our sons!" 

In a statement from the DNC, Seema Nanda, DNC CEO wrote, "While we celebrate today, we also take this time to remind ourselves of how much we have at stake and recommit ourselves to the critical work that lies ahead. Today, and every day, we are proud to be the party that champions women, and we will never stop fighting to empower them at home and abroad. Women are the backbone of our party, and we will continue to stand in solidarity with women around the world marching for the equality they deserve.”