On August 26, 1920, after decades of hard-fought advocacy, women won the right to vote, and our Nation moved one step closer to living out our sacred ideal that all people are created equal. On Women’s Equality Day, we honor the movement for universal suffrage that led to the 19th Amendment, celebrate the progress of women over the years, and renew our commitment to advancing gender equity and protecting women’s rights. This commitment is more important than ever in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate a woman’s constitutional right to choose.
How Did Women’s Equality Day Evolve?
Women’s Equality Day was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women. It had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. The observance of this day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. We still have a long way to go, but let’s celebrate the progress we’ve made thus far.
On Women’s Equality Day, we celebrate the trailblazers who fought to deliver a better future for America’s daughters. This day recognizes the work that remains to ensure that everyone can fully participate in our democracy and make fundamental choices about their health and bodies. We strive to uphold our Nation’s promise of equality for all people.
We have two thoughts regarding equality:
1) Men of quality respect and fight for women’s equality!
2) Feminist is not a dirty word! All people, men and women, should be feminists. Feminism means that you equally value the rights of all people.
Personalized Cause offers fuchsia wristbands, awareness pins and personalized awareness ribbon pins. Engrave a personalized awareness pin in the color fuchsia to make your thoughts about equality known. Wear it on your lapel or pin it to your coat jacket. Let the world know where you stand on Women’s Rights and equality.