We need a new women-led leadership forum that will allow the women of the United States to get a seat at the table and be heard in Washington, D.C. The Forum for Women and the American Dream, which was announced last month by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), is the first of several initiatives aimed at providing women with the tools to have an influence on policymaking and in leadership.
The Forum is aimed at helping the women and girls of America navigate the challenges of the 21st century, with a focus on issues like economic security, education, and health care.
It is not the only forum the House is considering this year.
The Senate will also be voting on a bill to create a new Senate Women and Girls Caucus in 2018.
This is just the beginning.
We have to make sure we’re taking this seriously and that the women are represented in this forum and in this caucus.
The House and Senate are also considering bills to make women more influential in the United Nations and the world.
A new panel is being created to advise the United Nation on women’s issues, and a new office will be created to serve as the United Arab Emirates’ women’s rights envoy.
And, of course, a new Congressional Commission on Women’s Health will be formed to examine the causes of the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual violence that is plaguing American women.
We are all part of the solution, the House Ways and Means Committee chairman, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), said in a statement.
“Our focus should be on strengthening our own power to shape the country and the future, not on stifling women’s voices in Washington,” Roskams statement continued.
“In fact, the Women’s Leadership Forum is an important first step toward a more equal society.
We need more women at the front lines of policymaking, in the halls of Congress and on the Senate floor.”