EDMONTON, AB (April 18, 2016): Today, Wildrose Shadow Status of Women Minister Angela Pitt released the following statement to mark the 100 year anniversary of Alberta women gaining the right to vote:
“It is an honour as a woman and a legislator to mark this significant milestone in the suffrage movement. The past 100 years has shown us just how far women’s rights have come.
“As everyday sexism continues to exist throughout our culture, we must continue to stand up, and be champions for equal rights.
“The brave pioneers who led the suffrage movement in 1916 were groundbreakers, game changers, and strong advocates for equality between women and men.
“They inspire me to do better, to push for true equality between genders, and to be a role model and mentor for the next generation.
“It’s important to note that this victory of the suffrage movement in 1916 was only a starting point. It took many more years for all women to secure the right to vote.
“The voices of those who fought so strongly a century ago to place women on equal footing with men make my voice stronger today.”