1982 September 28

Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues Protests Low Number of Women at IRS


The Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues sent a letter to President Ronald Reagan on this day to protest the low number of women employed at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The letter noted that only 9 of 257 senior executive positions at the IRS were held by women. The occasion for the letter was the creation of 3,310 new positions for the IRS.

Learn more about the women’s rights movement: Gail Collins, When Everything Changed (2009)

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