Wikipedia describes Women's Equality Day as “celebrated in the U.S. 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.” However, this amendment did not give that right to Native American or Black women.
The name would seem to indicate that once women had the right to vote, they would achieve equality. But as we prepare to celebrate this special day once again 102 years after the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment, women have yet to achieve equality. Today, all over the country woman are demanding, like never before, to make equality an undisputed part of the Constitution.
The white patriarchy which controls our country continues to keep its’ boots on the necks of women. All the while they foment lies, hatred and divisiveness with the intention of making sure we don’t use the power of that vote against them.
Now I ask you “are any of our differences more important than our achieving equality for all of us”? I don’t believe anyone can honestly say there is. So let’s rise up together – REGISTER, VOTE, SAVE THIS DEMOCRACY AND GET WHAT WE SO PROFOUNDLY DESERVE - OUR EQUALITY!