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US Women’s Equality Day – Remember women’s struggle and facing new challenges

Presidential Proclamation – Women’s Equality Day, 2012 | The White House On Women’s Equality Day, we mark the anniversary of our Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which secured the right to vote for America’s women. The product of profound struggle and fierce hope, the 19th Amendment reaffirmed what we have always known: that America is a place where anything is possible and where each of us is entitled to the full pursuit of our own happiness. We also know that the defiant, can-do spirit that moved millions to seek suffrage is what runs through the veins of American history. It remains the wellspring of all our progress. And nearly a century after the battle for women’s franchise was won, a new generation of young women stands ready to carry that spirit forward and bring us closer to a world where there are no limits on how big our children can dream or how high they can reach…

1500 Soldiers Celebrate Women’s Equality Day KCEN-TV It’s been 92 years since women got the right to vote. And since then women have made leaps and bounds when it comes to what they can and can’t do, especially when it comes to the military. Friday, 1,500 soldiers, both male and female, celebrated that …

25 Surprising Stats to Share on Women’s Equality Day Onlinemba.com Each year, Women’s Equality Day is celebrated to commemorate women earning the right to vote on Aug. 26, 1920. While you might not have heard of it, it’s been in practice since 1971 and is a big enough deal that every president since then has published a proclamation regarding women’s equality on that day. While equal status for women has improved in nearly ever aspect of daily life since the 1920s, women in the U.S. and around the world still don’t really hold equal status in many ways. As we approach Women’s Equality Day, let’s take a look at some stats that show both the progress that has been made and that which still needs to be made in helping women earn equal status, respect, and pay as their male counterparts.

5 Ways to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day | Healthy Living – Yahoo From the blog Healthy Living: This Sunday, August 26th, marks the 92nd anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in …

Remember women’s struggle Daytona Beach News-Journal Women’s Equality Day. Sunday is Women’s Equality Day, a day designated by the U.S. Congress in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, …

Women’s enfranchisement critical milestone in march toward dignity for all Deseret News On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment took effect, giving women the right to votethroughout the United States. Given how essential women are in contemporary civic life, it is hard to fathom that within the last century some American women were …

Women’s Equality Day and ‘legitimate rape’ political climate The Voice of Russia The 26 of August is marked as Women’s Equality Day in the US, when the public eye can sincerely realize how far females from every walk of life have come. In spite of the fact that there are 157 million documented women living in the US as of the 2010, as reported by the Census, not one woman has ever become president in America.

Marsha Weinstein | Progress for women, but more is needed The Courier-Journal  — “The vote is the right by which all other rights are gained.” —Elizabeth Cady Stanton from “History of Woman Suffrage, Volume 1,” 1881.   Can you imagine living in a country where women did not have the right to speak in public, to vote, to hold elected office, to keep wages they earned, or to attend college? These were the circumstances under which American women lived in the 1800s. Today marks the 92nd anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Women’s Equality Day is the celebration of this historic event and also serves to inspire women and men today to continue the struggle for equality.

Guest commentary: Re-energize commitment to women’s equality Detroit Free Press There is no doubt that the disproportionate number of men holding elected office in this country creates an unbalanced debate on women’s issues.

American women should exercise hard-earned right to vote Greenville News The fight for women’s equality will stand still unless women vote. This election year is especially important as Congress will vote on issues key to women’s economic security and health. Today, onWomen’s Equality Day, we can all take a step toward …

Patricia Pierce: Women must exercise their right to vote to gain true equality Knoxville News Sentinel This number needs to change. We need to silence forever an anti-suffrage group’s old slogan, “Women really don’t want the vote and were probably not qualified to exercise it.” All women andmen who are eligible to vote need to register and cast their vote.

For Women’s Equality Day, let’s have paid sick leave for all Bradenton Herald Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day, marking the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on this day back in 1920. That amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Generations of women suffragists struggled long and hard – and …

Understanding Our Power: A Roundtable Discussion about Women and Equality WeHo News The annual 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.

Report: NC Women make significant gains, but struggle to find economic equality The Progressive Pulse Sunday marks “Women’s Equality Day” – commemorating the date in 1920 when women in the United States won the right to vote. In advance of the occasion, state officials released a preliminary report this week detailing some of the significant social and …

American women should exercise hard-earned right to vote The Tennessean The fight for women’s equality will stand still unless women vote. This election year is especially important as Congress will vote on issues key to women’s economic security and health. Today, onWomen’s Equality Day, we can all take a step toward …

Women’s Equality Day: Are We There Yet? Patch.com In 2012, women represent less than a third of the California’s legislature (28 percent), compared to 23 percent nationwide and just 17 percent in Virginia—home of the transvaginal ultrasound bill. In a recent list of the five worst states for women to …

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