Commemorating Women’s Equality Day

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Commemorating Women’s Equality Day

Thursday, August 21, 2014

By Samantha Plotino Mission Based Coordinator, YWCA Bergen County  Historically, women in the United States have grappled with the perceived notion that they are not equal to men. It’s easy to forget that until 1920, women were not allowed to vote: they were, essentially, rendered voiceless. Often subjected to a lesser status in society, women… Continue Reading Commemorating Women’s Equality Day

Using the Power of Our Vote

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

by Debbie Stabenow U.S. Senator (D-Michigan) 92 years ago, women fought for the right to vote, and won. It was an historic moment when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. While women have made great progress since then and are participating in politics more than ever before, there’s no question that we are… Continue Reading Using the Power of Our Vote

Our Vote is Our Voice: 19th Amendment Anniversary and Women’s Vote

Thursday, August 23, 2012

by LeAnn Harley Marketing Communications Manager YWCA National Capital Area, Washington, D.C. August 26 – What a glorious day to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the day the women’s suffrage battle was won. On August 26, 1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Just imagine… Continue Reading Our Vote is Our Voice: 19th Amendment Anniversary and Women’s Vote