SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is spotlighting the historic centennial of women’s suffrage by co-sponsoring House Resolution 623.
“It is so important to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of those who were a part of the women’s suffrage movement,” Mussman said. “They truly paved the way not only for women to be able to have a say in our democracy, but for us to be able to serve in elected roles as representatives of our communities.”
The Mussman-Backed House Resolution 623 recognizes the efforts of the millions of American women who played a decisive role in gaining the right to vote. The resolution spotlights the original Illinois women’s suffrage association, and honors several key Illinois women’s suffrage advocates, such as Jane Addams, Frances Willard and Ruth Hanna McCormick.
Mussman has been a strong champion for women’s issues throughout her time in the General Assembly and has supported legislation to ensure equal pay for women, ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Illinois and make reproductive health care a fundamental human right.
“We have come so far in the last 100 years, but the fight for equality is not over,” Mussman said. “I will always stand as an advocate for all women, regardless of race, age and sexual orientation, and will always appreciate the people who got us to where we are today.”