Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 2017

Women’s Equality Day is a day set aside to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted women the right to vote.  In 1971, the U.S. Congress, at the urging of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), designated August 26th as the first Women’s Equality Day.

The intention of Women’s Equality Day is not only to recognize the right of women to vote, but to bring attention to the ongoing efforts of women to achieve equality. Federally Employed Women’s mission is to continue the march toward equality for women by focusing its efforts on legislation impacting women in federal service.

National Women’s History Project