HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte issued a proclamation today recognizing March as Women’s History Month and March 8th as International Women’s Day.
The proclamation can be viewed here, and text of the proclamation can be viewed below.
WHEREAS, Montana women, whether Native American, pioneers, lifelong Montanans, or migrants from other state, have transformed and shaped our state’s rich history in all areas of our society, including business, philanthropy, military service, education, medicine, and elected and appointed public service;
WHEREAS, the first woman in the United States elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Jeannette Rankin, fearlessly paved the way for generations of women in public service and inspired more to shatter glass ceilings; and
WHEREAS, the celebration of Women’s History Month has taken place in the United States since 1987, and every U.S. President since 1995 has designated the month of March as Women’s History Month; and March 8 marks International Women’s Day to celebrate the historic contributions and achievements of women throughout history;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Greg Gianforte, Governor, do hereby proclaim the month of March 2021 as
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
and March 8, 2021, as
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY