Women’s Equality Day is an annual celebration on 26 August every year. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was first celebrated in 1972, designated by Congress in 1973, and is proclaimed each year by the United States President.
Women’s Equality Day 2020 Wishes, Quotes & Messages
A woman can be more successful when she has the support of her near ones. So love and encourage all the women in your life and wish them all a Happy Women’s Equality Day 2020.
Stand together, Equal together, stronger together, support and celebrate one another Women’s Equality Day
Lucky are those, who are blessed with a feminine presence in their lives!
Feel proud to be a woman.
Happy Women’s Equality Day 2020
If You Limit a woman then you are not a human – Happy Women’s Equality Day to all Women
“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.”
The Difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued – Michelle Obama
“Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.”
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” Anne Sweeny
‘Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.’ Gloria Steinem.
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles any very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde
Women’s Equality Day History
The date was chosen to commemorate the day in 1920 when Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby signed the proclamation granting American women the constitutional right to vote. In 1971, following the 1970 nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality, and again in 1973, as the battles over the Equal Rights Amendment continued, Congresswoman Bella Abzug of New York introduced a resolution to designate August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon issued Proclamation 4147, which designated August 26, 1972 as “Women’s Rights Day” and was the first official proclamation of Women’s Equality Day. On August 16, 1973, Congress approved H.J. Res. 52, which stated that August 26 would be designated as Women’s Equality Day and that “the President is authorised and requested to issue a proclamation in commemoration of that day in 1920 on which the women in America were first guaranteed the right to vote”. The same day, President Nixon issued Proclamation 4236 for Women’s Equality Day, which began, in part: “The struggle for women’s suffrage, however, was only the first step toward full and equal participation of women in our Nation’s life. In recent years, we have made other giant strides by attacking sex discrimination through our laws and by paving new avenues to equal economic opportunity for women. Today, in virtually every sector of our society, women are making important contributions to the quality of American life. And yet, much still remains to be done”.
As of 2018, every president since Richard Nixon has issued a proclamation designating August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. On August 25, 2016, President Obama’s Proclamation read, in part: “Today, as we celebrate the anniversary of this hard-won achievement and pay tribute to the trailblazers and suffragists who moved us closer to a more just and prosperous future, we resolve to protect this constitutional right and pledge to continue fighting for equality for women and girls”.