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Beyer Statement On International Women’s Day

Will address International Women’s Day rally in Alexandria’s Market Square this afternoon

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Washington, March 8, 2018 | comments

“All women deserve to live in an equal and just world. We have seen rapidly growing awareness about the need for gender equality and women’s empowerment over the past year, but America’s leaders sadly have not delivered the kind of results the country deserves.

“Women are the primary breadwinners in nearly half of American households, but their pay has not kept pace with their growing importance in our businesses and economy. Women should not have to wait for equality, nor should they have to wait for workplaces and communities free of harassment.

“Globally, the United States must continue to support the economic and social progress of women and girls even as we continue to combat inequities in our own country.

“I remain committed to being the best ally and advocate for women that I can be, and will continue seeking partners in both parties to advance a pro-woman agenda in Congress.”

This afternoon Beyer will address Alexandria’s International Women’s Day rally, at 4 p.m. in Market Square (301 King St.).

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