Women’s History Month: Frances Perkins

March is Women’s History Month. March 3 was the 100th anniversary of suffragists’ march on Washington. Before women had the right to vote, Frances Perkins worked tirelessly as a New York Consumer’s League lobbyist. She was instrumental in getting New York’s 54-hour bill passed which set a maximum of a 54-hour work week for women and children who worked in factories. Click on “About Frances Perkins” for more information about this remarkable woman. Go to womenshistorymonth.gov for more information about Women”s History Month.

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