Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have recognized March as Women's History Month.
The proclamation notes that women of every race, class, and ethnic background have historically contributed to the growth and strength of our nation and community.
"Women have played and continue to play a critical economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of life,” reads the proclamation, “constituting a significant portion of the labor force working inside and outside the home.”
Women have played a unique role throughout history by providing the majority of the volunteer labor force and were particularly important in establishing charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions.
They have served in the military and are leaders who secured their rights of suffrage and equal opportunity. They were also integral in the abolitionist, industrial labor, civil rights, and peace movements.
The proclamation was accepted by Darlene Lovell Thomas, Executive Director of the local chapter of the National Organization of Women.
"Women make history every minute of every single day,” she said. “There is no better representation than looking right here at City Hall."
In the photo: Commissioners Lissette Carey, Jimmy Weekley, and Mary Lou Hoover (at the dais), Mayor Teri Johnston, NOW’s Darlene Lovell Thomas, Florida Keys Democrats Chair Bert Sise, Vice-Mayor Sam Kaufman, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow.