Here's the resolution passed unanimously by the County Board:
RESOLUTION BY INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISORS DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF MARCH AS “WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH”
To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors:
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County of every race, class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our nation and Racine County, in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County have played and continue to play a critical economic, cultural and social role in every sphere of the life of the Nation and in Racine County by constituting a significant portion of the labor force working inside and outside the home; and
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County have played a unique role throughout the history of America and Racine County by providing a majority of the volunteer labor force of the nation and Racine County; and
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County were particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic and cultural institutions in our nation and Racine County; and
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County of every race, class and ethnic background served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement; and
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County have been leaders, not only in securing their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement and other movements, especially the peace movement, which have created a more fair and just society for all; and
WHEREAS, despite these contributions, the role of American women in history has been consistently overlooked and underemphasized in the literature, teaching and study of American history.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that March is designated as “Women’s History Month” in Racine County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that the Racine County Board Chair is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation making this designation and calling upon the citizens of Racine County to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.