WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) released the following statement today celebrating the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW)’s 40th anniversary. DeLauro is a longtime advocate for women’s rights, including health care and the fight for equal pay.


“Today we celebrate the PCSW and all the great work they do to ensure issues that impact women and their families are at the forefront of Connecticut’s public policy discussions.  Due to their leadership Connecticut stands as a leader in the issues that impact women’s economic security, health and safety.  Whether it is family and medical leave, a prohibition on drive-through mastectomies, paid sick leave, or the trafficking of young women and children Connecticut is a national model.


“Congratulations are also in order for Jessica Soloman of Durham and Kristen Hinz of New Milford who placed first and second respectively in the Commission’s Young Women’s Leadership Program essay contest.  Through programs like these the PCSW is inspring a new generation of women leaders.


“The PCSW is our state’s leading champion for women’s equality. I am honored to consider them my friends and thank them for their many invaluable contributions.”


Connecticut’s General Assembly established the PCSW in 1973 to identify issues affecting the status of women and to provide leadership and information to policy-makers, businesses, non-profits and the education community, as well as the general public and the media.