Letter from the President
Teamsters Local 2010 Salutes Women’s Achievements this Women’s History Month
As we celebrate the final days of Women’s History Month, let’s think about this year’s theme as written by the National Women’s History Project:
“Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”
This theme is a tribute to the “ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.”
Women’s History Month is also a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society, which acknowledges and celebrates the legacy of women who have fought for women’s rights.
- Dolores Huerta, labor leader and civil rights activist, who co-founded United Farm Workers.
- Bethany Yellowtail created the Rez Girls Membership Fund “to teach young Indigenous girls to believe they have the strength to do anything.”
- Cynthia Marshal of the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA’s first Black female CEO.
- Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman to travel in space.
- Rita Moreno was the first Hispanic women to win an Oscar. She earned a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.
- At age 16 Gitanjali Rao learned about the Flint Michigan water crisis and invented an application that measures lead levels in water. She also created a tool using genetic engineering to diagnose prescription opioid addiction.
- Geena Rocero founded Gender Proud, a media company to give voice to transgender people and to promote justice and equality.
- Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to be considered for confirmation to Supreme Court Justice of the United States of America.
“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness. But still, like air, I rise.” —Maya Angelou
Women Teamsters: Please always remember, we encourage and are grateful for all you are and all you do.