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Womens Equality Day

Equal Doesn't Mean Equal Yet: Women's Equality Day, ERA And The Story of My Life

Gloria Feldt | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Gloria Feldt

This is where I came into the women's movement. And this is where I intend to go out--knowing that my life's mission to advance women to full equality in this world is safe because the women of America have the Equal Rights amendment.

From Seneca Falls to Hillary: Women's Equality Day

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

On a day like today in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was enacted and American women gained the right to vote. This was the culmination of a civil rights movement that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world's first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York.

8 Things To Tell People Who Think Men And Women Are Already Equal

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 08.29.2016 | Women

Women’s Equality Day was declared on August 26, 1971, to honor the ratification of the 19th amendment ― the amendment that legalized a woman’s r...

How Men Benefit From Family-Friendly Tenure Policies

The Conversation US | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
The Conversation US

On Friday, August 26, as we celebrate Women's Equality Day - a day marking the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote - it is a time to reflect both on the progress that has been made on gender equality and on how much work still remains.

Celebrate Women's Equality Day By Supporting Universal Paid Sick Leave

Ellen Bravo | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

Anyone who's worked in a place where being sick means no pay knows the outcome: people come to work sick, get sicker, stay sick longer, and make other people sick.

If Anyone Can Save Us From A Trump Presidency, It's Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump likes to suggest that the Second Amendment is in peril. But it’s the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, that has him o...

This #WomensEqualityDay, Remember What Your Vote Means

Charleta B. Tavares | Posted 08.29.2016 | Women
Charleta B. Tavares

August 26th marks Women's Equality Day and the 96th anniversary of American women gaining the right to vote here in the United States. However, the struggle to fully exercise those legal rights continued for many more decades for African-American women.

Obama Lauds The Trailblazers On Women's Equality Day

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama, a self-proclaimed feminist, touted women’s role as “leaders at the forefront of progress” in his presidential proclamati...

Olympics Out Of Reach For Half-Million Girls Sitting On Sidelines

Kim Turner | Posted 08.25.2016 | Sports
Kim Turner

As the school year begins, and in celebration of this Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26, we can work here at home to reduce the pervasive sexism and inequity that females face.

Great Quotes from Lena Dunham, Gloria Steinem and Others to Honor Women's Equality Day

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.29.2016 | Women
Jeryl Brunner

Last week was Women's Equality Day. Ninety-five years ago, on August 26, 1920, women were granted the right to vote as the 19th Amendment to the Unite...

Do We Really Want Equal Pay?

The Cut | Posted 08.27.2016 | Women
The Cut

It's not that we're frustrated at making so little progress toward pay equality. It's that we're playing a game we can't ever win.

Paid Sick Days Would Move Women Closer to Equality

Ellen Bravo | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

Our opponents refer to paid sick days as "fringe benefits," an "extra" handed out by employers when they can afford it. But the reality is, sick time should be a basic part of compensation, a minimum standard that keeps employers from docking workers' pay or kicking them out of a job for being a good parent or following doctor's orders.

Equality for Women of Color Means Raising the Minimum Wage

Noreen Farrell | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Noreen Farrell

If our legislators and Governor really support fair pay for women, as 90 percent of the voters think they should, supporting Senate Bill 3 is the right thing to do.

Quick! What's Happening August 26, Really?

Gloria Feldt | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Gloria Feldt

If you said "Women's Equality Day," you'd be right. And if you said it's the 95th anniversary of the date in 1920 when women's right to vote officially entered the U.S. Constitution, you'd be spot on.

To Achieve True Workplace Equality for Women, Women and Men Need Time Parity

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

To enable women to contribute most fully, companies must offer flexible work arrangements and leave policies that allow both men and women equal opportunities to manage their work/life balance without penalty or stigma. It's both the smart and right thing to do.

Facebook Celebrates Women's Equality Day

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

Facebook helped its American users celebrate Women's Equality Day on Wednesday with a special post at the top of their newsfeeds. The post noted how w...

This Women's Equality Day the Fight for Equal Rights Continues

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

We have come a long way. I am proud to be one of 100 women serving in Congress -- a historic number that we reached this year. However, we still have a long way to go to reach full equality for women.

Why Women's Equality Should Matter To Everyone

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women

"Without equality, we cannot call ourselves a democracy." That's what one woman had to say in a powerful video about why women's equality is important...

Women's Equality Day -- #ERAnow

Amy Sewell | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Amy Sewell

Even Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has publicly stated that the 14th Amendment was never intended to protect women, only to protect race. Federal and state law cannot protect citizens who are not protected under the Constitution, and courts still show confusion on the issue of women's rights.

Here's A Reminder That Some Lawmakers Are Still Fighting For Women's Equality

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

On this Women's Equality Day, we celebrate 95 years of women having the right to vote. President Barack Obama released a proclamation Wednesday celebr...

Tribute on Women's Equality Day: Women, Power, Peace

Susan Shaer | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Susan Shaer

As the nation is buzzing with what will happen in Congress about the Iran deal, WAND would especially like to thank Wendy Sherman for her outstanding efforts on behalf of the peace and security of the United States and the world.

California Lawmakers Expected To Approve Tough Equal Pay Protections

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

As the nation celebrates Women's Equality Day, California lawmakers are poised to approve the country's strongest equal pay protections. Assembly memb...

Equal Truly Does Makes Us Greater Than

Ellyn Shook | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Ellyn Shook

Today marks Women's Equality Day in the United States. It's humbling to think about the sacrifices made by countless women (and men) to get us to where we are today. But, we still have a long way to go until we reach equal pay, equal opportunity and safe and respectful environments for women.

Women Deserve To Be On The $20 Bill

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.

On Women's Equality Day, we write to echo the hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists who support the Women On 20s campaign. As we continue making progress for the cause of women's rights, we hope to preserve Alexander Hamilton's place on our currency while elevating a woman to a place she deserves.

Standing United With the U.S. on Gender Equality

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Patrick Davies

Today, we celebrate Women's Equality Day, marking the 95th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted American women the hard-won right to vote.