CHSA All-Latina Board of Directors Commemorates Women’s Equality Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2020
Celia Olivas, CHSA Communications Director: (209) 981-9141, Celia_Olivas@Duckworth.Senate.Gov
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association’s all-Latina Board of Directors released the following statement:
“On Women’s Equality Day, we commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that paved the way for all women to exercise their constitutional right to vote. While we reflect on this hard-won milestone for women’s suffrage, we cannot forget that millions of women—particularly women of color—were not given a voice in our democracy on this day in 1920. One hundred years later, women leaders, trailblazers, and changemakers from all walks of life are still working to ensure every woman has equal access to the ballot box.
“As an all-Latina Board of Directors, we stand on the shoulders of generations of women before us who made our positions of leadership possible today. This is a responsibility we do not take lightly. Each of us holds a steadfast belief that women of color not only deserve a voice in the democratic process, but they must have a seat at the table if we are to have a truly representative democracy. We remain committed to ensuring Latinas and women of color serve at every staff level in Congress—especially in senior staff roles—as a part of CHSA’s mission to recruit, retain, and advance Hispanic and Latinx staff on Capitol Hill. For true women’s equality to be won in the United States, this work is essential day in and day out.