Women's Equality Day on August 26 is an annual observance that commemorates the anniversary of the first time voting rights were extended to women in the United States. Women's Equality Day was first celebrated in 1971 after the Congress passed a resolution to mark the occasion annually. The proposal to do so was made by Representative and feminist Bella Abzug. The purpose behind the creation of this holiday was to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality in society and to recognize the hard work and sacrifices made by the pioneers in the suffrage movement.
Our local League's tradition is to celebrate Women's Equality Day with a community event. Stay tuned for more information about plans for 2020!