This Women’s Equality Day 2018, let’s take a look at the women who inspire us all to be better human beings for one another – and ourselves.Photo: Twitter
The U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day” in 1973 as a way to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.
It was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.
The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.
Plea bargains, indictments, hush money, and daily protests at the White House have no power over these inspiring LGBTQ women. This Women’s Equality Day 2018, let’s take a look at the women who inspire us all to be better human beings for one another – and ourselves.
When looking for a seat at the political table, the most important thing any woman can do is to register to vote and, just maybe, decide to run for public office herself.
Get out the vote! There are an unprecedented amount of women running for office this year, many of whom would be the first woman, LGBTQ person, or woman of color elected to a particular seat. Check out this list to see who you can vote for! https://t.co/LRvarpw759
— Alice Paul Institute (@AlicePaulInstit) August 25, 2018
“If they don’t bring you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair” one tweet proclaimed.
#WomensEqualityDay commemorates the 19th amendment, but the fight for women’s equality is about much more than voting rights. I’m committed to winning equality for ALL women & making sure immigrants, women of color, & LGBTQ women have a seat at the table. RT if you’re with me! pic.twitter.com/JAXBUcdDcd
— Nico CR (@NCRosenstone) August 22, 2018