Women's History Month 2021 Proclamation

 Women’s History Month Proclamation  

WHEREAS Women of every race, ethnic background, and socioeconomic status have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of Upper Darby and the United States of America in countless ways; and

WHEREAS the national theme for Women’s History Month 2021, “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced,” continues the celebration of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial; and

WHEREAS Women have played and continue to play vital economic, cultural, and social roles in every aspect of life by constituting a significant portion of the labor force, working both inside and outside of the home; and

WHEREAS Women have played a unique role throughout the history of the nation by providing the majority of the volunteer labor force of the nation; and

WHEREAS Women were particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions in our nation; and

WHEREAS Women of every race, ethnic background, and socioeconomic status served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement; and

WHEREAS Women have been leaders, not only in securing their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement, the civil rights movement, and other movements, which foster a more fair and just society for all; and

WHEREAS the Upper Darby community celebrates all of the women, both seen and unseen, who have contributed to its success;

Now, Therefore, I, Barbarann Keffer, Mayor of Upper Darby Township, along with Township Council, do hereby proclaim the Month of March 2021 as

Women’s History Month

in Upper Darby Township and encourage all Upper Darby residents to honor women’s roles and achievements in American history and culture.



Barbarann Keffer, Mayor

Upper Darby Township

Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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