Women's Equality Day
#womenwillvote – August 26th, 2017

In 1971, Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day. This date is the anniversary of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, and is a time to celebrate women’s ongoing fight for equality. Ninety-seven years after the Nineteenth Amendment’s passage, we recognize and celebrate women’s contributions to social movements and commit to continuing the fight for justice and progress.

On August 26th, we'll continue the fight for women's rights by wearing white, calling Congress to support the Equal Rights Amendment, and committing to vote in our next election.

In 1971, Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day. This date is the anniversary of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, and is a time to celebrate women’s ongoing fight for equality. Ninety-seven years after the Nineteenth Amendment’s passage, we recognize and celebrate women’s contributions to social movements and commit to continuing the fight for justice and progress.

Wear White for Equal Rights

Wear white on Saturday, August 26th and stand in solidarity with decades of strong, change-making women.

Wearing white for women’s rights has been a tradition for over a century, from British suffragists in the late 19th century to women of Congress this very year. Political groundbreakers such as Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, Geraldine Ferraro, and Hillary Clinton have all worn white to honor the pioneers of the movement and their passionate commitment to helping others.

Call Congress to Support the Equal Rights Ammendment

Call your representatives in Congress to support the ERA and demand equality for all, regardless of gender. The ratification of the ERA is long past due.

Since 1923, women and their allies have advocated for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, a legal framework to challenge discriminatory policies and affirm women’s right to equality. Today, 35 states have ratified the ERA, but we still 3 more states to do so in order to fully enact it in the Constitution.

Women for the ERA, Ms. Magazine

Commit to Vote With Your Friends

Commit to being an active voter and share the voter pledge on social media. Your public dedication to civic engagement will inspire friends and family to do the same!

Women make up over half of the nation’s electorate and yet women only constitute ~20% of Congress. Policies that harm women’s freedoms and livelihood still run rampant. Have a say in who represents YOU by voting in your next election - local, state, and national.