East Windsor Township Mayor Janice Mironov Recognizes Women's History Month

Published on Apr 16, 2018 at 09:56a.m.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov, joined by East Windsor Council Member Denise Daniels, Senator Linda Greenstein, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello, Mercer County Surrogate Diane Gerofsky, Mercer County Freeholder Ann Cannon, West Windsor Council President Alison Miller, and West Windsor Township Council Member Ayesha Hamilton, issued a Proclamation recognizing Women’s History Month.

Mayor Mironov stressed “the importance of recognizing and applauding the distinguished and valuable contributions made by women today and throughout our history.”  She spoke about the contributions of Council Member Denise Daniels, Senator Linda Greenstein, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello, Mercer County Surrogate Diane Gerofsky, Mercer County Freeholder Ann Cannon, West Windsor Council President Alison Miller, and West Windsor Township Council Member Ayesha Hamilton, “as public officials who have themselves been great examples and models of women who have helped make a difference and lead the way for other women who are interested in public service.”  Mayor Mironov further stated “it is important to remind everyone of the important roles women play in our communities and in government as well as the importance to continue to further actions to ensure that women will continue to move forward and achieve equality in pay and opportunities, noting that women bring a different perspective to the table.” Mayor Mironov added “it is especially important that young women have models and encouragement in making life decisions and know that they can do anything they want as long as they set their mind to achieving it.”

Each elected official in attendance offered comments about the importance of women being involved in government and public service, and their own experiences.

The Mayoral Proclamation issued by Mayor Mironov states, “the contributions made by women to our civic, political and cultural life throughout the history of the United States, the State of New Jersey and the Township of East Windsor are noteworthy and have benefited all of us.  Women have made important changes in areas including social reform, women’s equality, health care reform, education reform, archaeology and anthropology, business and politics.”

Women’s History Month had its origins in 1980 as a national celebration when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8, 1980 “Women’s History Week.”  By 1987, “Women’s History Week” had become “Women’s History Month,” highlighting women’s history as an essential and indispensable heritage that is crucial to understanding the true history of our country and the need for full equality under the law for all.

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Mayor Janice S. Mironov issued a proclamation recognizing Women's History Month, joined by local, county and state elected officials.  Pictured (from left to right) are:  West Windsor Township Council Member Ayesha Hamilton;  Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello;  East Windsor Council Member Denise Daniels;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov;  Senator Linda Greenstein;  West Windsor Council President Alison Miller;  Mercer County Surrogate Diane Gerofsky;  Mercer County Freeholder Ann Cannon, and Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson.   
 

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