WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement in response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement to step down from House leadership:
"Nancy Pelosi earned her place in American history as the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Her leadership paved the way for women in Congress, and her commitment to diversity and representation resulted in the most diverse caucus ever.
"Under her leadership, the House passed historic voting rights legislation including the For the People Act, the Freedom to Vote Act, and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The League applauds Speaker Pelosi for her relentless commitment to the fight for voting rights. She fearlessly led Congress and secured the certification of the 2020 election during and after the January 6th attack on our nation’s capital, ensuring that democracy prevailed.
"As we work to fulfill our mission to empower voters and defend democracy, we do so with the continued belief that women hold the power to create a more perfect democracy. We celebrate Speaker Pelosi for her leadership and dedication to our country. Her example has paved the way and served as a roadmap for future generations of women who aspire to serve our country at the highest levels of government and leadership."
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