2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
March 4, 2013 - Introduced by Representatives Zamarripa, Suder, C. Taylor,
Barca, Pasch, Kooyenga, Jorgensen, Bernier, Doyle, Berceau, Johnson,
Kolste, Kahl, Milroy, Barnes, Hulsey, Mason, Ohnstad, Wachs, Genrich,
Sinicki, Hesselbein, Goyke, Richards, Bies, Billings, Shankland, Ringhand,
Hebl, Sargent, Riemer, Hintz, Bewley, Young and Strachota, cosponsored
by Senators Shilling, Schultz, Risser, Lassa, Hansen, Lehman, Taylor and
T. Cullen. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR11,1,1 1Relating to: proclaiming women's history month.
AJR11,1,42 Whereas, American women of every race, class, and ethnic background have
3made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our nation in countless
4recorded and unrecorded ways; and
AJR11,1,75 Whereas, American women have played, and continue to play, a critical
6economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of life and constitute a significant
7portion of the labor force working inside and outside the home; and
AJR11,1,98 Whereas, American women have played a unique role throughout the history
9of the nation by providing the majority of the volunteer labor force; and
AJR11,1,1110 Whereas, American women were particularly important in the establishment
11of early philanthropic and cultural institutions in our nation; and
AJR11,2,212 Whereas, American women have been leaders, not only in securing their own
13rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the
14emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement, the civil rights movement,

1and the peace movement, all of which have created a fairer and more just society for
2all; and
AJR11,2,43 Whereas, in 1925 not one but three women were the first female assemblymen
4to be elected to the Wisconsin legislature; and
AJR11,2,85 Whereas, Assemblyman Mildred Barber, a Republican teacher, Assemblyman
6Helen Brooks, a Republican teacher, and Assemblyman Helen Thompson, a
7Republican teacher and hotel keeper, paved the way for other female leaders to hold
8legislative positions in Wisconsin; and
AJR11,2,109 Whereas, Democrat Marcia P. Coggs was elected to the state assembly in 1977,
10becoming the first African American woman to serve in the assembly; and
AJR11,2,1211 Whereas, Democrat Gwen Moore, elected in 1992, became the first African
12American woman elected to the state senate; and
AJR11,2,1513 Whereas, in 1985 Senator Susan Engeleiter became the first Republican
14woman to be senate minority leader, and she was the youngest woman ever elected
15to the Wisconsin legislature at the tender age of 22; and
AJR11,2,2016 Whereas, in 2003 Senator Mary Panzer became the first Republican woman to
17be senate majority leader, and in 2005 Senator Judith Robson became the first
18Democratic woman to be senate minority leader and in 2007 became the first
19Democratic woman to be senate majority leader, making them the highest ranking
20woman legislators; and
AJR11,2,2321 Whereas, Margaret Farrow was the first Republican woman to be lieutenant
22governor and Barbara Lawton was the first Democratic woman to be lieutenant
23governor in Wisconsin's history; and
1Whereas, Tammy Baldwin became the first woman in the history of Wisconsin
2to be elected to the United States Senate and the first openly LGBT person to serve
3in the United States Senate; and
AJR11,3,64 Whereas, the role of American women continues to evolve and their positive
5contributions to our culture, society, and government continue to grow and inspire
6future generations; now, therefore, be it
AJR11,3,8 7Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the month of March
8shall be designated as "Women's History Month."
AJR11,3,99 (End)