Women’s Equality Day

August 26th Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

What is Women’s Equality Day?

Women’s Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law.

Women’s Equality Day is also known as Susan B. Anthony Day, because in 2014 president Obama commemorates the 93rd anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

It’s hard to believe that less, than 100 years ago; women did not have the right to vote. Advocates such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Ida B. Wells devoted decades of hard work to ensure those women’s voices could be heard.

As a result, historic change occurred, forever transforming our nation as we took another step toward a more perfect union.

I share this to remind you to myself that in the era of tweets and texting, the fierce urgency of now must also be tempered with patience, grit, determination, persistence, resilience and courage. So change often takes time.

Whether through the Women’s Suffrage Movement, or the Civil Rights Movement, we are reminded of those women, and men who have worked so hard to make our country more equal. We look back at our history to inspire our future.

As we stand up and voice our opinions please be mindful to the people around you, because change can’t happen with drama and chaos, as we celebrate the voice of women today, on today’s day to remember.

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell

J.D Mitchell Design Studio

jdmitchelldesigns@gmail.com

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