Women’s Equality Day

August 26 of each year is designated in the United States as Women’s Equality Day. Instituted by Rep. Bella Abzug and first established in 1971, the date commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Woman Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920.
When you get discouraged about the pace of change keep in mind that it took almost a century for women to win the right to vote in the United States. If you are a woman of voting age please honor the work of the suffragists and exercise your right to vote at every opportunity.

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