There are millions of descendants of activists in the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Videos are one way of highlighting how many of these descendants have been working over the past few years to write this into American history.
Sign the petition to make August 26th a federal holiday. Women’s Equality Day is important to American history. For one, on August 26, 1920, women were officially granted the right to vote in the United States after the certification of the 19th amendment. Fifty years later on August 26, 1970, feminists activists joined ranks on this day to remind our legislators that the buck doesn’t stop there. They organized a protest with over 100,000 women to campaign for equality in education, employment and childcare. On this same day in 1971, a national bill was passed to designate August 26th a day of prominence- Women’s Equality Day.
Federal holidays are days recognized by our U.S. government. Usually, the holiday is deemed so important that federal offices are closed. Typically, banks, schools, and post offices refrain from regular activities on these days. The petition to elevate Women’s Equality Day is a call to action to ensure that the efforts of all women are recognized and included. You can visit www.nationalwomensequalityday.com for future news and updates on this petition.
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