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Public policy expert, commentator, author and strategist
Today women will commemorate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day — a worldwide celebration of women’s progress. The American piece of this epic story began in Lawrence, Massachusetts, when 25,000 mill workers took to the streets to protest for better wages. One particularly memorable account from the Bread and Roses strike involves several women who surrounded a police officer, stole his gun and then his pants and then tried to throw him in a river. The officer was saved from an icy dunking by fellow members of the force (who were colluding with the mill owners to stop these fierce women from striking). In some countries this day will be remembered with marches; in others, with policy forums and with fundraisers for worthy causes. Here in the U.S., we will best honor our sisters past and present by ensuring that women’s progress doesn’t come to a grinding halt on March 29th in the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court.