January 21, 2017

Duckworth Addresses Women’s March on Washington


WASHIGNTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) addressed the 2017 Women's March on Washington, calling on those in attendance to get involved in their communities. Following her remarks, Duckworth released the following statement:

"Right now, there are real threats to women's rights and civil rights in our country. However, the core values of our great nation - values for which I and countless other servicemembers risked our lives and limbs to protect - are stronger than the agenda of any one person. The best way we can fight for our rights is for more people to get involved in the political process. To everyone who attended a march today, stay involved in your community. Stand up and make your voice heard. Together, we can ensure that every woman - no matter her race or religion - has the right to fair pay, the right to make decisions about her own body and the right to a safe workplace environment."

A photo of Senator Duckworth addressing the crowd is available here.