Your Vote Matters

On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified giving women one of the greatest rights of the modern century – the right to vote. Voting is the vehicle of which many important rights are secured and the way our country makes important decisions on leadership, laws, and set standards not only for our country, but for the watching world. [Read more…]

Opportunities to Improve Women’s Rights

“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” — Sheila Murray Bethel

Some of the best people I know are also the strongest, smartest, and most powerful women I know. We make up more than half of the population of the world and many have paved the way for us to stand where we do today, and we all should be so proud to be women. While things have improved greatly from the days of Cady B. Stanton, women, at times, still have a harder time obtaining high profile jobs or making equal salary to men. [Read more…]

Women’s Equality Day

“There will never be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.”
Susan B. Anthony

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”
Maya Angelou

“With passion and courage, women have taught us that when we band together to advocate for our highest ideals, we can advance our common well-being and strengthen the fabric of our nation.”
President Barack Obama

Today, we take a moment to celebrate the adoption of the 19th amendment with National Women’s Equality Day. On the morning of August 26, 1920, the ratified amendment arrived in Washington, D.C. after being passed in the House and Senate in January of 1918 and 1919, respectively. The right to vote was granted to women across the nation once then Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified it. [Read more…]