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Montana’s First Female Secretary of State Celebrates Women’s History

March 9, 2009

(Helena) – March is National Women’s History Month, and hundreds of thousands of events are being held nationwide to recognize the significant role of women in American history. As Montana’s First Female Secretary of State, Linda McCulloch today urged all Montanans to reserve a time to recognize the women who have had a positive impact on their lives or communities.

“This month recognizes the stay-at-home mom, the waitress, the lawyer and the rancher,” said Secretary of State Linda McCulloch. “It is a time for people to join together and celebrate the strong and independent Montana woman.”

Jeannette Rankin, the first female member of Congress, is arguably Montana’s most notable historical woman. A large statue of Rankin sits prominently inside the State Capitol Rotunda, an area that will appropriately host the State-wide Women Elected Officials Achievements Celebration on April 16, 2009 at 9 AM.

Following her historical November election, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch was chosen to be one of the ceremony’s featured guests.

“Women have a long forgotten heritage, and I think it should be explored and shared,” said Secretary of State Linda McCulloch. “I look forward to celebrating women’s history this month, next month, and all year long.”

For more information about the Women Elected Officials Achievements Celebration, please contact Gayle Shirley at 444-2957.