What is Women’s Equality Day?
In 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day” at the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY)
to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution (in 1920), granting women the right to vote.
But Women’s Equality Day also draws attention to women’s continuing efforts to achieve equality: Women’s Equality Day is aspirational.
Women’s discourse, women’s issues, are seen to only affect women. Feminists, men included, have been instrumental in advancing dialogue and defining women’s rights as human rights.
Get out there and join us!
To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, join an organization, like MI NOW, volunteer, donate, do something to give back.