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Published on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Councilwomen Viagran, Gonzales and Sandoval issue statements regarding today’s unanimous approval of a Women’s Equity Resolution

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SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 15, 2018) –The San Antonio City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting women’s safety, health, and economic opportunity. The resolution “reaffirms the City’s commitment to encourage and take action to drive equitable outcomes for women by supporting strategies to reduce domestic violence rates, improve health outcomes for women, and promote equitable access to economic and business opportunities. Such strategies should include accountability measures including the use of disaggregated data to design the most effective strategies and action.”


Councilwomen Rebecca Viagran, Shirley Gonzales and Ana Sandoval issued the following statements:


“The issue of women’s equity has penetrated our national consciousness. Today, more than ever, it is imperative for San Antonio’s City Council to demonstrate its support for the women of our community,” said District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran. “Women continue to make tremendous impacts across countless genres and industries, so it is time to take appropriate action to recognize and support these achievements. I applaud my council colleagues who have helped shape a resolution with policy priorities aimed at driving equitable outcomes for women.”


“The action we’ve taken today as a council is a strong statement about who we are as a city and about our vision for the future. I’m proud to do this for the young women, the girls who will see the council dais, notice that women are only 33 percent of this city council and decide to do something about it,” said District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales. “Hopefully those women leaders of tomorrow will continue the work we’ve started today. I have great faith in the women of our city, and this resolution will go a long way to set the path to unleash women’s entrepreneurial spirit, and make them safe and healthy.”


“Today, my colleagues and I took a clear look at the status of women in San Antonio and said: We can do better. We deserve better," said District 7 Councilwoman Sandoval. "With this resolution, we’re one step closer to developing comprehensive strategies to tackle some of the biggest challenges holding women back so we can push our City forward.”

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