WisDems Honors Women’s History Month

Mar 01, 2022


March 1, 2022

Contact: WisDems Press (press@wisdems.org)

WisDems Honors Women’s History Month

MADISON, Wis. — In honor of National Women’s History Month, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler and Vice Chair Felesia Martin released the following statements:

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Vice-Chair Felesia Martin:

“Each March, we honor National Women’s History Month and all the women that preceded us, fighting to make Wisconsin a better, more equal state. These trailblazers include names like Vel Phillips, Belle Case La Follette, Ingrid Washinawatok, and Laurel Clark — just to name a few of the countless inspiring women across generations of Wisconsinites.

“We must also acknowledge that all too often, names and stories go untold — especially those of the Black women, Native women, immigrant women and women of color from communities across our state. As we reflect on the names and voices that have gone unheard in our history, we should also recognize the ways that discrimination and violence on the basis of gender — intersected by race, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and other social factors — persist even today.

“The fortitude of Wisconsin women throughout our state’s history have pushed us and our country forward. This March, we pay tribute to their fortitude and vision for a better future for all women and girls.”

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler:

“This month, we celebrate and remember all of the extraordinary achievements that women have made and continue to make to our state and our nation. Wisconsin’s history has been profoundly shaped by the stories of powerful women—across race, ethnicity, and geography— who have paved the way for a brighter, stronger and more equal future for all Wisconsinites.

“While we’re proud of the strides that have been made, there is always work to be done for equality across the state.

“At WisDems, we’re committed to building upon the progress made by generations of Wisconsin women by uplifting and supporting those who are actively creating a better future today. So much of our past progress was paved by Wisconsin women, and as we remember and reflect, we can also advance towards a more equal and fair state.”