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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

Women's Equality Day

Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day, an annual event that celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment. It was on this day back in 1920, women finally won the right to vote after decades of a courageous civil rights effort.

Social activist, attorney and Congresswoman, Bella Abzug. introduced Women’s Equality Day decades ago. In 1971, a Joint Resolution of the United States Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day. August 26th not only looks back at an important event in history but also raises awareness that women continue to fight for full equality today.

It’s hard to believe that it wasn’t too long ago women were unable to vote. Some lawmakers are attempting to make it extremely difficult for some Americans to vote. All Americans should be afforded this constitutional right regardless of gender, race, age, political persuasion, socio-economic class or who we love.

It’s especially important for women to look beyond the political rhetoric and really delve into the candidates’ true beliefs and values, or lack thereof, before casting a vote in November.

August 26 is also National Dog Day.

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