January 23, 2017

Duckworth Meets with Women’s March Participants from Illinois


WASHIGNTON, DC - In her Capitol Hill office today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined several Illinoisans who participated in Saturday's Women's March on Washington to discuss the importance of remaining active in their communities and working to protect women's rights. Duckworth, a combat Veteran and the first female Asian American U.S. Senator from Illinois, spoke at this weekend's Women's March, calling on those in attendance to make their voices heard and to remain involved in the months and years ahead. Her remarks from the historic march are available here.

"I'm honored to meet with these strong Illinoisans who are doing what they can to make their views heard in Washington," said Senator Duckworth. "If we want to close the wage gap, protect reproductive rights and secure true equality for women, then we need everyone-men and women-to remain engaged at every level of government and in their local communities. We have a lot of work to do, but together we can work towards a stronger, more just nation for women, and for all Americans."

A photo of today's meeting is available here.