In recognition of Women’s Equality Day, Councilwoman Martinez and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) discussed issues impacting women of color.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Los Angeles – Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez hosted “A Conversation With Congresswoman Maxine Waters” in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day recognizes and commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.
For her 3rd Annual Women’s Equality Day event at City Hall, Councilwoman Nury Martinez interviewed Congresswoman Maxine Waters on issues women of color face today, the importance of giving women a powerful voice to shape public policy, and how to empower young women to be civically engaged and leaders in their community. This year, nearly 300 women attended the event and participated in the 15 minute Q&A at the end of the program.
“It’s up to us to shape the future we want to live in, and it starts by empowering young women to be activists in their own backyard. Our demographic is changing, and with that comes the need for women of color to have a seat at the table to reflect the very communities they are representing,” said Councilwoman Martinez.
Councilwoman Martinez asked questions covering the need of women involvement, leadership, and speaking up against controversial issues.
Councilwoman Nury Martinez is the Assistant President Pro-Tem of the Los Angeles City Council. She represents the 6th Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, Sun Valley, Panorama City, Arleta, North Hollywood, and North Hills East.