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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Celebrates Women's Equality Day

Aug 25, 2017

Congresswoman Beatty Marks Women’s Equality Day

Every year, on August 26th, our country celebrates Women’s Equality Day. First celebrated in 1973, Women’s Equality Day commemorates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment – granting women the right to vote. In recognition of the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:

Today, as we celebrate that historic day in 1920 when women were finally granted the long overdue right to vote, we recognize the strides women have made over the course of the last century, but realize that there is much progress to be made and more ceilings to be broken. That is why I ask my constituents and all Americans to join me in the fight to ensure women’s equality by demanding equal pay, affordable health and child care, and access to a high-quality education no matter where you live. When women succeed, America succeeds!

On Women’s Equality Day, be sure to add your voice to the conversation online by using #WomensEqualityDay, #CelebrateHER, and/or #WomenSucceed.