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Amata highlights work of the women on her staff during Women’s History Month

Amata's  District Office women
Source: Uifa’atali Amata’a Washington D.C. office press release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

 “I wish everyone a Happy Women’s History Month and Women’s Day!” said Congresswoman Amata. “I want to start by highlighting the daily efforts of the women in American Samoa’s congressional office, as they do so much to help our people, and I appreciate each one of them very much.

Amata celebrates women in her Washington D.C. office including (L-R)  Executive Assistant Scheduler and DC Office Manager Nancy Dehlinger, Chief of Staff Leafaina Yahn, and Staff Assistant Missionette Pa'au. [courtesy photo]

 “We all know the incredible contributions that the women in our lives and throughout our history have made to our society,” she continued. “As American Samoa’s first female representative to Congress, I am especially aware that I would not be where I am without all the examples and sacrifices of the women that preceded me. In the Samoan culture, women have always held exalted positions. From Taemā and Tilafaigā to the women of today, Samoan women have fought for, advocated on behalf of, and defended our people.

 “Join me in thinking of these wonderful women of our history, as we show our appreciation and do our part to ensure the future of the next generation of women in American Samoa.”

 (Read stories on Int’l Women’s Day elsewhere in this issue.)