KENILWORTH, NJ - To celebrate "Women's History Month" this March please see the proclamation written by the Mayor Linda Karlovitch.
Whereas, American women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our Nation in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
Whereas, American women have played and continue to play critical economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of the life of the Nation by constituting a significant portion of the labor force working inside and outside of the home; and
Whereas, American women have played a unique role throughout the history of the Nation by providing the majority of the volunteer labor force of the Nation; and
Whereas, American women were particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions in our Nation; and
Whereas, American women 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 have served our country courageously in the military; and
Whereas, American women 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, the civil rights movement, and other movements, especially the peace movement, which create 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 undervalued, in the literature, teaching and study of American history.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Kenilworth, that March is designated as “Women’s History Month” and encourages the people of Kenilworth to observe March as Women’s History Month with Appropriate Programs, Ceremonies, and Activities.
In Witness Hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Borough of Kenilworth to be affixed this 26th day of February, 2020.