Women's Equality Day
In August 1920, the U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby officially certified the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.
This was a victory in the fight for gender equality after many decades of campaigning from women’s civil rights movements.
Annually on August 26th, widescale attention on women’s equality is marked across America.
Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
August 26 – Women’s Equality Day (WID), marks the anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted some women the right to vote. The fight for women’s equality has always been grounded in the right to vote. When some women have fewer rights and access, we cannot call ourselves equal, and we cannot celebrate equality.
But now, we have fewer rights than we have had in decades with the loss of Roe v. Wade, soaring maternal death rates, and passing anti-voter laws – just to name a few.
Every Aug 26, we celebrate the accomplishments women have made and commemorate the 19th Amendment. However, this August, women are standing together, demanding our rights restored, demanding to be heard, and demanding to be seen and treated as equals.
In support of this day, Tri-Valley Haven’s offices will be closed Friday, August 25th, 2023.