Norcross: National Women’s History Month may be over, but our fight for equality continues | Opinion
April 3, 2022
As National Women’s History Month draws to a close, I think about how grateful I am for the women in my life and how proud I am of their accomplishments. But as a husband, father, and grandfather, I understand there is still much to do to achieve full equality for women in this country.
Many of the inequities women face today are not new, but the pandemic once again highlighted them. I am inspired by the women in my life and the women I meet and speak with from New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District to continue the fight for women’s equality in Congress. Unfortunately, women’s rights are under attack.
Thanks to the work of activists from the suffragettes and beyond, there have been meaningful advances for women. Today, many opportunities – in society, in school, and the workplace – that were once closed to women are now open. Reports show that the gender wage gap has narrowed, and one recent study shows that some women in our region have made even greater gains. But we know there is still work to do.