At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.”The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This 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.
Our country is stronger when our women have equal pay for equal work. Women deserve access to resources to make their lives better. The women in my life should have every advantage I do. Too many women aren’t treated with respect and dignity and that has to change.