Luján Statement Celebrating Women’s History Month
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement celebrating Women’s History Month:
“This Women’s History Month, we celebrate women’s invaluable contributions to our state and country,” said Senator Lujan. “New Mexico is no stranger to strong women trailblazers such as Esther Martinez, who fought to preserve indigenous languages, Georgia O’Keefe, who skillfully captured New Mexico’s picturesque landscapes, and Pablita Velarde, who used her paintings to highlight the beauty of Pueblo life. Building on this legacy, New Mexico women have taken greater leadership roles, today holding a majority of seats in the New Mexico State House, all of New Mexico’s Congressional Seats, and New Mexico’s governorship.”
“Our state is fortunate to have countless examples of women’s history to celebrate, but the fight for women’s rights must continue. Congress must continue to fight for policies like equal pay and paid family leave to ensure all women have a fair shot to make history in their own right.