August 26th Marks Women’s Equality Day

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Homepage, News | Comments Off

According to The National Women’s History Project, it was at the behest of New York Democratic Congresswoman Bella Abzug in 1971 that Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day,” to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Susan Zimet is founder of Votes for Women 2020 in New York, the non-profit organization planning suffrage centennial events in 2017, when women secured the right to vote in New York, and 2020.

“First of all, Happy Women’s Equality Day to every woman out there, and to every man on top of it,” Zimet says.

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