Women’s Day is here | TheUnion.com

Women’s Day is here

Each year International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world as a way to recognize women’s struggles and accomplishments and to look ahead to the opportunities available to future generations of women and girls. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, is the role of women in decision-making.

When women are involved in decision-making positions, whether it is our local school board or the Congress, the concerns of women and families seem to receive more attention. As a member of the American Association of University Women, I encourage us all to work toward increasing the representation of women in decision-making roles.

What can you do to help? You might focus on encouraging women to run for elected office and supporting their candidacies. Or, you might take action to ensure that our government makes it a priority to increase economic opportunities for women. That includes providing a strong education for women and girls. Only by doing so will we create a gateway for women’s economic security, which is fundamental to the achievement of a truly democratic and equitable society.

Elaine Sierra

Grass Valley

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