Today, we celebrate a pivotal and foundational change in the history of the American democracy—the anniversary of suffrage granted to women under the 19th amendment. Few things have been as important as ensuring the right to vote for all Americans, regardless of race or gender. Rep. Bella Abzug, of New York, designated August 26th as “Women’s Equality Day” in 1971.
95 years later, we remember the great women that advocated for suffrage and equality over many decades, and the importance women play in our society. Women's Equality Day is a celebration of the idea that all people are created equal.