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Stand Up for Feminism to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day

On this day in 1920, The United States Congress gave women voting rights.

In today’s society, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come. However, just 97 years ago – less than a century – women didn’t have any voting rights, starkly different compared to their male counterpart. On August 26th of 1920, The United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment to Constitution granting women full and equal voting rights. Every year, we celebrate this day with National Women’s Equality Day.

The journey to gain the right to vote for women was a long one – voting rights had been extended to all male citizens of the United States by the 14th Amendment in 1868. Women were not allowed to vote in most states and were often arrested when they tried to cast their ballots during elections under the two amendments.

We must take the time to remember today that it was women on the front line, picketing and protesting that helped us win this fight. With thanks to the activists, we have had few issues to tackle and now face an equal world.

Women’s rights organizations and groups that work in the area of voting rights celebrate this day by holding seminars and workshops that address issues and problems currently faced by women in the country. Schools and educators take the day as an opportunity to educate students of the long and often difficult journey of the women’s rights movement to gain basic human rights.

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show in celebrating women of all races. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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