August 26th is Women’s Equality Day 2022 ~ Not a Partisan Issue

 

 

 

Suffrage Envoys from San Francisco greeted in New Jersey on their way to Washington D.C. to present petition to Congress, c. 1910. via library of congress

Did you know that is was our own Bella Abzug (D-NY) who presented a bill in 1971 designating August 26th as Women’s Equality Day? Finally, Women’s Equality Day was designated by the U.S. Congress on August 26, 1973, commemorating the 19th Amendment.

This year’s theme for Women’s Equality Day is ‘Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote.‘ Ladies, if we don’t use it, we will lose it. Standing for Women’s Rights doesn’t mean that we agree on every issue. It means that a governmental body won’t dictate a blanket law, without regard to individual, and sometimes very personal rights. It means that we look at each other and say ~ I won’t presume to know what’s best for you, and I hope you will treat me with the same respect. When it comes to Women’s Rights, there should be no division among us. #Vote!

In that spirit, here are a few ways to celebrate the day.

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Monumental Women Celebrating August 26, 2021 ~ Women’s Equality Day ~ with a Five-Borough Women’s Rights History Trail

 

 

The redesigned Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument featuring Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Rendering of the statue in its future Central Park location, image courtesy Monumental Women

Last year on August 26, 2020, Monumental Women unveiled the monument featuring Women’s Rights Pioneers Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the Literary Walk in Central Park.

This August 26th ~ Women’s Equality Day, Monumental Women will celebrate by unveiling a new and virtual five-borough Women’s Rights History Trail Map on the Women’s Rights History Trail. This map will feature over 150 New York City historical women, some famous and some not well-know ~ all deceased ~ linked to locations around the City, where key moments in advancing women’s rights occurred.

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Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2020 ~ Here’s How to Celebrate!

 

 

 

Woman’s History Month – in the gift shop of the New York Historical Society

Each year on August 26th we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States. But this year, 2020, we will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Here are a few suggestion on how to celebrate Monday, August 26th.

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