Happy Women’s Equality Day
In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we celebrate all the brilliant and unbreakable women making positive contributions to the world.
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26th. It commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits state and federal governments from denying the right to vote to anyone on the basis of sex. However, the fight for women’s suffrage was only the first step toward full and equal participation of women in our nation.
We’ve made other strides by attacking discrimination through our laws and by paving new avenues to equal economic opportunity for women. Today, in virtually every corner of our society, women are making important contributions to the quality of American life. And yet, much still remains to be done for women’s equality. According to the Census Bureau, women still earned 81 cents for every dollar earned by males as of 2018. Like many other disadvantaged groups, women have been expected to do more with less for decades.
So today, in honor of Women’s Equality Day, we’d simply like to say to all the strong, brave, selfless, brilliant, unstoppable, beautiful, compassionate women holding families, corporations, non-profits, schools, and governments together: We see you. Happy Women’s Equality Day!
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