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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on National Rosie the Riveter Day

March 21, 2017
Press Release

Richmond, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier issued the following statement on the commemoration of National Rosie the Riveter Day, a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 16 million women working during World War II.

“During World War II thousands of women joined the war effort at the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, now the home to the Rosie the Riveter National Historic Site, where they produced more ships than any other shipyard in the country. These brave and dedicated women broke barriers by taking jobs as riveters, welders, and electricians, paving the way for future generations. I am so proud to have this important piece of history in my district and cannot think of a more fitting tribute to the invaluable contributions these women made than a national day of recognition during Women's History Month.”