Presidential Comments

Happy Holidays 2019

Honoring President George H. W. Bush (1924 – 2018)

  Federally Employed Women (FEW) mourns the loss of our 41st National President, George H. W. Bush.   It is with sorrowful hearts that FEW joins our nation for a “National Day of Mourning” in remembrance of a life full of service and sacrifice.   Former President George H. W. Bush died on November 30, 2018 […]

Take Time to Give Thanks

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and […]

Celebrating Women Veterans: Women Have Always Served

On this Veterans Day, it’s important to remember the contributions women have made by serving in the US military since this country’s founding. The first American woman soldier was Deborah Sampson of Massachusetts.  She enlisted in the Continental Army under the name of “Robert Shurtliff”.  Sampson served for three years in the Revolutionary War.  She […]

Don’t Be A Well Behaved Woman: VOTE

In 1976, in an obscure scholarly article, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, an American historian of early America and the history of women and a professor at Harvard University, wrote, “Well behaved women seldom make history.” Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote–a right known […]

Federally Employed Women Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and all members are encouraged to participate in the observance.  The 2018 theme is, “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” Workplaces welcoming the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy. In this spirit, Federally Employed […]

Federally Employed Women Observes Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15

This year’s theme, “Hispanics:  One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.” Each year our Nation dedicates the month to honor and reflect on Hispanic and Latino tradition, history, and culture, by noting the unique characteristics that shape, cultivate, and enhance Hispanics and Latinos as a community. 1968 was the first year that the United States approved […]

Remembering September 11

  Seventeen years ago, on September 11th, the world changed. Across the country everything stopped. We watched in horror as tons of concrete and steel crashed into the streets of New York City and the Pentagon burned. In the skies over Pennsylvania, the passengers of flight 93 took action to take back control of the […]

Celebrate the American Worker

Today we celebrate the everyday worker. Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of this country. This Labor Day, Federally Employed Women wishes you a weekend of family and fun, whether you enjoy a picnic, a barbeque, or a good nap. It’s […]

Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 2018

For over 50 years Federally Employed Women (FEW) has worked for equality and inclusion of women and in 2018 our work is not done.  As FEW acknowledges Women’s Equality Day, and the passage of the 19th United States Amendment over 98 years ago.  We celebrate the abolitionist persistence to right a wrong.  We became true […]