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Women’s Equality Day Celebration

Honoring the Honorable Judge Carol Clarke with LWV Making Democracy Work Award 

  • Honor the men and women who labored to pass the Nineteenth Amendment that gave women the right to vote
    • See how the woman suffrage struggle ties to voting right issues of today
    • Support the men and women who work now to ensure widespread voting
    • Enjoy an evening with other community leaders committed to Making Democracy Work

  RSVP by Aug. 24 to or 217-414-4413 

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Women's Equality Day

Celebrate Women's Equality Day 2017 with the League

 RSVP by August 24 to or 217-414-4431

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How Did Women's Equality Day Begin?

At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.”

The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.