March is the start of Women's History Month. So exciting! Women's History Month first started off as a local holiday. It was located in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task force of Sonoma implemented a women's history week in 1978. In 1980, the National Women's History Alliance lobbied for National Recognition. In Feb, 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8, 1980 National women's week. Ongoing Presidents continued the tradition of National Women's History Week until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as Women History Month. The National Women History Alliance publishes and establishes the theme. Last years theme was "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced." This years theme is 'Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." That theme derives from the countless wonderful frontline workers and caregivers for an outgoing pandemic right now. It also derives from recognizing the thousands of ways that women from every type of background heal throughout history. Healing from different cultures and showing so many ways can provide hope for all the people these women touch.