Cummings Statement on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2018
Press Release

Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) released the following statement in recognition of International Women’s Day:


“Today, we celebrate and honor women for their achievements throughout history and across the globe. Because of the courage and determination of so many women, a historic transformation is underway.  However, this year’s International Women’s Day theme, #PressforProgress, speaks to how much more still needs to be done to ensure that all women are treated equally and fairly and that their voices are heard. As I remember the many battles my mother, Ruth Cummings, endured, I will continue to fight for policies that will guarantee equality in pay, access to healthcare, and protection against sexual assault and abuse, so that future generations of women will not have to struggle and sacrifice to contribute fully to our society.”