‘A Historic and Vitally Important Event’

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families

“The National Partnership for Women & Families is proud to be an official partner of the Women’s March, taking place in Washington, D.C. and across the country today. We are thrilled that thousands of our members and supporters are joining these marches to send a powerful message that we will challenge every attempt to block our progress or take away our rights.

From fair pay to paid leave to health care to birth control and abortion care — and much more — the new congressional majority and the Trump administration are threatening the rights, protections, care and coverage that women and families urgently need.

The Women’s March is a historic and vitally important event that is bringing together diverse and powerful women and girls from every corner of this country — and men who support equality — to commit to fighting for our rights and continuing our progress.

We will not tolerate bias or discrimination of any kind. We will continue the fight for equality. Our rights, our safety, our health and our families are paramount. Today is only the beginning.”

About the National Partnership

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help all people meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at NationalPartnership.org.

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