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Ninety-five years ago, the 19th Amendment was passed, granting women the right to vote. Every year since 1971, August 26th has been celebrated as Women’s Equality Day.
U.S. Representative, Bella Abzug, nicknamed Battling Bella, introduced the following resolution to Congress:
Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971 Designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day:
WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex;
WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights:…
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