Whereas women of every race, class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of Pasadena in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
Whereas women play a critical economic, cultural and social role in every sphere of life in Pasadena; and
Whereas particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic and cultural institutions in our City, women have served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement; and
Whereas women have been leaders, not only in securing their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist, emancipation, industrial labor, civil rights, and peace movements, which have created a more fair and just society for all; and
Whereas despite these contributions, the role of women has consistently been overlooked and undervalued in the literature, leadership, teaching and study of American history and it is therefore fitting that we recognize their numerous accomplishments;
Now, Therefore I, Victor M. Gordo, Mayor of the City of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of March, 2023 in Pasadena as Women's History Month.