March 20th, 2014
Our show revolved around women who have taken a strong stances in politics, environmental protection and standing up for women’s rights. This week, we featured Brigid Shea, a former Austin City Council member and recently elected Democratic nominee for Travis County Commissioner in Precinct 2. Brigid has a proven track record of activism and leadership on crucial public health and safety issues and is seen as a strong force for the environment, children, equality and transparency in government.
We celebrate International Women’s Month. March 8th is the annual day of celebration for International Women’s Day. Every year on that date, women around the world observe the day. Early recognition of the day – as National Women’s Day – began more than 100 years ago. In 1908, females marched through the streets of New York City, demanding voting rights and workers’ rights – better pay and shorter hours. This was the New York Garment Workers’ Strike – at the time, led by The Socialist Party of America.
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