Aug. 26 marks the date on which Congress certified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, giving women the right to vote. Here is the language of that amendment: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
This year’s election is crucial for women. It is up to you, the reader, and your friends, and your coworkers, and your mothers and sisters and granddaughters. Don’t let this opportunity to make a difference slip by! Make sure you are informed how every issue impacts women, not just the obvious “women’s issues,” such as day care and equal pay and domestic violence, but all the issues. And then, be active in your support for those candidates and groups that understand the impact on women and who support women’s equality.
The National Organization for Women welcomes your participation. Check out the website NOW.org and see what you can do to help advance the cause of women’s rights.
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