On Women’s Equality Day, we honor those courageous, relentless, and dedicated women who had marched, advocated, and organized for the right to cast a vote; that precious right has reinvigorated generations of women and galvanized them to stand up, speak out, and let their voices be heard across this great nation. Today, as we celebrate the anniversary of this achievement and pay tribute to the trailblazers and suffragists Federally Employed Women is commitment and dedicated to continue to advocate for equality for women and girls. We must continue to advancing forward on our journey towards equality and investing in our future!
Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. The amendment was first introduced in 1878. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.