For over 50 years Federally Employed Women (FEW) has worked for equality and inclusion of women and in 2018 our work is not done. As FEW acknowledges Women’s Equality Day, and the passage of the 19th United States Amendment over 98 years ago. We celebrate the abolitionist persistence to right a wrong. We became true official citizens when we received the right to vote in 1920.
FEW takes pride in knowing we are able to speak in one loud voice and with authority. We all have a voice and the opportunity to effect change! Our vote is our voice. As each American goes to the polls this November, remember to take a friend with you; it’s your responsibility and it matters. If you know someone who is not registered, educate them on Susan B. Anthony and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, as well as the importance of providing your vote. Your rights and privileges did not happen by circumstance. They happen when you put in the hard work. FEW encourages everyone to vote. After all, so many women worked so you could have this right.
Read a copy of the Joint Resolution of Congress designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day commemorating the day in 1920 as the demonstration for women’s rights took place. Click here to read more.