“August 26th will be remembered as one of the great days in the history of the women of the world and in the history of this republic.”– Alice Paul
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on August 26 in the United States. In 1973, Congress designated this day to commemorate the anniversary of the 19th amendment in the constitution. In 1920, the 19th amendment passed and granted women the right to vote.
Women’s Equality Day celebrates this victory and brings light to the continuous efforts to fight for equality in our society.
The first women’s rights convention started in 1848, and took place in Seneca Falls, New York. This convention was what started the women’s suffrage movement. The convention introduced 11 resolutions for women’s rights. It took 7 decades to get the 19th amendment to pass.
These moments in history have made a great impact on the way we live our lives today. With the election around the corner, it is important to recognize these powerful women that fought rights as American citizens.
How Can you Celebrate?
Today, we celebrate the women who started the movement and the activists that have fought for the struggles many have faced each and every day. If you’re wondering how you can support the day, here are some activities you can do: Say thank you to the women in your life. Take the time to recognize your peers, mothers, grandmothers, partners, sisters and friends. Support women-owned businesses and organizations. Finally, one of the most important ways to celebrate is to register to vote. There is no better way to acknowledge the day by practicing what these women fought for.
At Insurance Navy, we want to recognize our female employees and the incredible work they do for us everyday. Visit our social media to see some of our female employees and some of their stories.