Lake County, IL
File #: 23-0398    Version: 1 Name: Special recognition honoring March as Women’s History Month.
Type: Special Recognition Status: Completed
File created: 3/1/2023 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 3/14/2023
Title: Special recognition honoring March as Women's History Month.


Special recognition honoring March as Women’s History Month.





WHEREAS, Women’s History Month recognizes the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history, acknowledges obstacles they have overcome, and increases awareness of the importance women have played in the history of our nation; and


WHEREAS, women of every race, class, and ethnic background have contributed to the growth and strength of our nation in recorded and unrecorded ways; and


WHEREAS, women have consistently demonstrated a resilience and strength to overcome adverse conditions and hardship, and have made sacrifices to ensure that our nation prospered; and 


WHEREAS, women have led the way in establishing a sound, more democratic country by championing basic human rights and ensuring access and equal opportunity for all; and


WHEREAS, women have tirelessly fought for equitable pay, educational and career opportunities so that women in our country and throughout the world can enjoy rewarding careers; and


WHEREAS, many philanthropic, cultural, educational and charitable institutions have been founded by women, who have also contributed substantial time and money to these organizations; and


WHEREAS, because of the numerous efforts of heroines over the history of the United States, women have made and continue to make advancements in every aspect of life including science, education, law, and literature.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RECOGNIZED, that this County Board of Lake County, celebrates March 2023 as Women’s History Month; and


BE IT FURTHER RECOGNIZED, that this County Board encourages residents to use Women’s History Month and the months thereafter as an opportunity to reflect on and share the significant contributions, successes, and challenges of women throughout our history to strengthen our collective resolve to live up to the ideals of freedom, equality and justice for all.


DATED, at Waukegan, Illinois, on March 14, 2023.