Sacramento – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) released the following statement on today’s 95th Anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, granting women in the United States the right to vote.
“Ninety-five years ago today was a momentous day for women and for our nation. However, the conversation about women’s equality must continue. Women are drastically underrepresented at every level of government; less than 25 percent of elected officials in the United States are women. 95 years later, women earn just 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. Our nation can do better; we need to continue the fight for women’s equality.”
Assemblymember Cooper represents the Cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, and Lodi.