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Let’s Honor Women’s Equality Day

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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day.

Every August 26th, the United States honors Women’s Equality Day.  This event coincides with the anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.  Following the Women’s Strike for Equality in 1971 and the 1973 battles over the Equal Rights Amendment, New York Congresswomen Bella Abzug introduced a resolution to name August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.

On August 16, 1973, Congress passed this resolution and asked the President to issue a proclamation to commemorate the day.  That same day, President Nixon issued Proclamation 4236 for Women’s Equality Day. Since then, every president has issued a proclamation designating the 26th as Women’s Equality Day.

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, here are some inspiring quotes for us to consider.

“The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.”— Gloria Steinem

“When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.”— Hillary Clinton

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”— Margaret Thatcher

“We have to organize. We have to build up coalitions across all of these people who are considered ‘the other.’ If we all banded together and built coalitions that were truly intersectional, we would be in power. I believe in the power of the people.”— Janet Mock

“We’re all under the same sky and walk the same earth; we’re alive together during the same moment.”— Maxine Hong Kingston

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”— Eleanor Roosevelt

“I knew then and I know now, when it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it.”— Claudette Colvin

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”— Audre Lorde

“My own definition is a feminist is a man or a woman who says, yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better. All of us, women and men, must do better.”— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”— Sheryl Sandberg

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”— Mary Shelley

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we celebrate this Women’s Equality Day. 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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