State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), elected as Minority Whip of the 132nd General Assembly, released the following statement in honor of International Women’s Day:
“On this observance of International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements and advancements of women across the world while still recognizing the challenges women continue to face. I am hopeful for our future because of the strong young women and girls we have raised. I believe that a brighter future is certainly female.
“However, as we are confronted with policies from a previous era by lawmakers that believe women are less than equal, we must accept nothing less than equality. By working together to empower women to engage with political decision makers and take on more leadership positions, we can help to pass meaningful policies that not only advance women, but families, children and men— because we are stronger together.”