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Capitol Weekly Op-ed by CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin: Women’s History Month — and the ‘Shecession’

BY RACHEL MICHELIN POSTED 03.19.2021

2020 was a rough year for everyone, but was especially difficult for women.

In America, the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing shutdowns set back years of progress women have made to be recognized as equals in the workforce.

March is Women’s History Month and as we honor the women who stood up for our rights and freedoms, we must reflect on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted women.

Since the start of the pandemic a year ago, nearly 3 million U.S. women have dropped out of the labor force as they assume caretaking and homeschooling duties.

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