Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Women's Equality Day

August 26, 2008 marks the 88th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day. Following more than 70 years of peaceful civil rights protests, the United States Congress finally ratified the 19th Amendment in 1920 and granted women the right to vote. In 1971, the Joint Resolution of Congress established August 26th as Women’s Equality Day in recognition of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment.

In addition to celebrating the voting rights of American women, Women’s Equality Day also symbolizes the continued fight for equality, justice, peace, and development for women from various nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, religions, economic and political backgrounds

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