House Resolution 104 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 104 BY THEDE and JONES A Resolution designating March 2016 as Iowa Women’s 1 History Month. 2 WHEREAS, Iowa women of every race, class, and 3 ethnic background have made historic contributions 4 to the growth and strength of our state and nation 5 in countless recorded and unrecorded ways including 6 through the struggle for women’s rights; and 7 WHEREAS, Iowa women have played and continued to 8 play critical economic, cultural, and social roles in 9 our state by constituting a significant portion of the 10 labor force working inside and outside of the home 11 despite being underpaid; and 12 WHEREAS, Iowa women were particularly important in 13 the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic, 14 and cultural institutions in our state and nation; and 15 WHEREAS, Iowa women and men amended the Iowa 16 Constitution to provide that all men and women are, by 17 nature, free and equal, and have certain inalienable 18 rights; and 19 WHEREAS, Iowa women have been leaders in business, 20 industry, and academia, as well as in the abolitionist 21 movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial 22 labor movement, the civil rights movement, the peace 23 movement, and the women’s suffrage movement, helping to 24 create a more fair and just society for all; and 25 WHEREAS, despite these contributions, and those 26 of women throughout the world, the role of women 27 has been consistently overlooked and undervalued in 28 -1- LSB 6045HH (2) 86 av/nh 1/ 2
H.R. 104 the literature, teaching, and study of history; NOW 1 THEREFORE, 2 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, That 3 the House of Representatives designates March 2016 as 4 Iowa Women’s History Month and invites the citizens of 5 Iowa to continue to discover the roles that Iowa women 6 have played throughout the history of our state and 7 nation. 8 -2- LSB 6045HH (2) 86 av/nh 2/ 2