Add Your Name and Protect Voting Rights on Women’s Equality Day
Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, is Women’s Equality Day.
Women’s Equality Day commemorates adding the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote in 1920.
Today, women lead in our unions (including the federation of labor unions, the AFL-CIO), in space and as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
We’ve made a lot of progress, but we still have work to do.
White women gained the right to vote in 1920. But Black women and Latinas still faced voter suppression tactics like literacy tests and poll taxes. Asian, Native American and Alaska Native women weren’t allowed to be citizens and had no right to vote.
Even now, our freedom to vote is under attack in several states. Voter suppression laws are being passed across the country—like limiting early voting and establishing restrictive voter ID regulations.
The right to vote is a fundamental civil right in a democratic country.
So Women’s Equality Day celebrates the achievements of women’s rights activists and reminds us of the daily struggles that women go through.
Will you add your name using the form and pledge to protect voting rights on Women’s Equality Day?