Today Is Your Day! Make A Difference, Not A Statement!

President Jimmy Carter’s Message to the nation designating March 2-8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week.
From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.
As Dr. Gerda Lerner has noted, “Women’s History is Women’s Right.” – It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.”
I ask my fellow Americans to recognize this heritage with appropriate activities during National Women’s History Week, March 2-8, 1980.
I urge libraries, schools, and community organizations to focus their observances on the leaders who struggled for equality – – Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Lucy
Stone, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Alice Paul.
Understanding the true history of our country will help us to comprehend the need for full equality under the law for all our people.

The entire month of March is now Women's History Month. When did we step away from the main purpose of the month? It used it to be a time to honor and recognize the accomplishments of women throughout history who unfortunately have been forgotten. When did it become a political platform?

 As I am writing women are on strike! Schools have closed in some Eastern states to allow the teachers to march.

Yes, things are sometimes unfair, because we are women, it is sad, but is spending the time and energy with pussy hats on our heads truly making a difference?

 We as American women have every opportunity before us to create and prosper and through our abundance, we are able to reach out and assist other women to achieve their own successes.

Instead of taking Wednesday off by striking, why not donate to a woman's shelter or financially support an organization working with troubled teens?

Put your energy where it will make a difference and demonstrate the positive difference a force of women can make.

An organization in my local area is the Women's Resource Agency. They are doing great things to empower women and teens. Visit their website and make a donation if you would like.

Together we can make a real difference

Why not donate to a local agency in your area! 
Would love to read your comments and ideas!

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