Friday, August 26, 2011


HAPPY B-DAY to you!

Friday, August 26, 2011
The League of Women Voters celebrates the fortieth birthday of "Women's Equality Day."

To think that almost a century ago, exactly 91 years ago, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitutional was passed and prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920.

Happy 91st Anniversary Nineteenth Amendment!

The Amendment was drafted by prominent civil rights leader, Susan B. Anthony (pictured left) with assistant, American social activist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (pictured below).

It took another 51 years to form Women's Equality Day - at the urgent request of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) -- in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.”

For more information visit
"League of Women voters recognizes anniverary of 19th Amendment" article by Christine Kneidinger.

In 1869, Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) an organization dedicated to gaining women's suffrage. Anthony insisted that Stanton become president as long as possible; Anthony served as vice-president-at-large until 1892 when she became president. (pictured right, Anthony and Stanton in later years - Stanton seated)

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday to us!! Thanks for the reminder of Women's Equality day!!