March 1, 2022
RICHMOND—The Republican Party of Virginia released the following statement in recognition of Women’s History Month:
“This month, we are proud to celebrate Women’s History Month and the many contributions that women have made to our Commonwealth and our nation.
Virginia is lucky to have been home to some of the most inspirational and influential women in American history. Martha Washington, the country’s first First Lady – along with her husband George – called Virginia home. Maggie Lena Walker, the daughter of enslaved parents, became the first woman in the United States to own a bank when she opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond. Suffragists like Pauline Adams, Civil Rights leaders like Dorothy Height, and iconic artists like Patsy Cline all hail from the Old Dominion.
Today, Virginia continues to benefit from strong female leadership thanks to people like Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears. In January, Lt. Governor Sears became the first Black woman to hold statewide elected office in Virginia, and has been a fearless advocate for women’s empowerment and conservative principles.
The stories of these remarkable women continue to inspire future generations and propel our country forward.”