Washington, D.C.– Today, in celebration of Women’s History Month, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) spoke on the House floor to honor the legacy of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, born in Johnstown, New York. Below is a transcript of her remarks, or for video, click here.
M. Speaker, in celebration of Women’s History Month, today I rise to honor a pioneer for women’s suffrage from my district.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York where she attended Johnstown Academy until the age of 16.
As Members of this House and people across our country know, Elizabeth would go on to be one of the true trailblazers of the women’s suffrage movement for our nation.
She helped organize the Seneca Falls Convention where she presented a Declaration of Sentiments – a call for women’s rights proclaiming that men and women are equal, which was a revolutionary concept in 1848.
As the Youngest Woman ever elected to Congress, I certainly would not be here today on the House floor without the passion, dedication and activism of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
And so it is my honor to celebrate her legacy today for Women’s History Month.
Thank you and I yield back.