Women’s Equality Day | National Women’s History Project #womensequalityday

At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.”The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

Source: Women’s Equality Day | National Women’s History Project

Our country is stronger when our women have equal pay for equal work. Women deserve access to resources to make their lives better. The women in my life should have every advantage I do. Too many women aren’t treated with respect and dignity and that has to change.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura the Soup Diva and a dog dad to Mikey, Cody, and Frankie. Daily I work for a blood bank recruiting donors. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

8 thoughts on “Women’s Equality Day | National Women’s History Project #womensequalityday”

      1. Well-said! There are people who believe that men and women ARE equal, that we both have equal opportunities, that women can become anything they want. And I agree with you in stating the obvious, that there may be female Engineers but they don’t get paid the same as male Engineers. Shame.


      2. Omg Tony, lol! Why can’t I communicate…feeling so tongue-tied with the keyboard…ignore the Engineers typo, lol.


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