Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on the culmination of Women’s History Month:
“Throughout our history and the history of the world, women have played some of the most important roles in moving society forward. From groundbreaking scientists like Marie Curie to key civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks, and from progressive judicial leaders like Sonia Sotomayor to major figures in the arts like Maya Angelou, women have been shaping our history without getting the proper recognition that they have so earned. This is why it was so important for us to recognize the past month of March as Women’s History Month, and why it has been so disgraceful to witness the way women have been treated by the GOP Presidential candidates.
“From the GOP’s most outrageous act – Donald Trump – saying that women who have abortions should be punished, to Ted Cruz attacking his opponent’s wife in a television attack ad, and from John Kasich running on his record of defunding Planned Parenthood, to Donald Trump’s campaign manager being charged with assaulting a female reporter, the GOP has been shamelessly attacking women from all sides. In contrast, the Democratic Party continues to stand with our Congressional Leaders, President Obama, and the Supreme Court to uphold the values of the American people to bring equality to all. It is also why we stand with our leaders to maintain a woman’s right to choose in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. While we recognized the women who have so shaped our everyday lives over the past month, we also continue to recognize the work we still have to do to fight the GOP and make sure the women of the United States and of the world are treated fairly and equally.”