On August 26th of each year, we celebrate the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which officially gave women the right to vote in 1920. Before this, women did not have a voice in decisions made in our country. The introduction of the 19th Amendment was a huge step toward women’s equality, and we continue to celebrate that step today.
We have made many strides toward gender equality since the introduction of the 19th Amendment, but there is still work to be done. Continuing to get involved each year shows commitment to continued progress toward equality.
Participate in the Women’s Equality Day March
Each year, groups across the country host marches to commemorate Women’s Equality Day, with many of them also giving donations to local women’s groups and shelters. These marches are one of the larger-scale events held in celebration of women’s equality.
For Indiana residents, a march will be held in Terre Haute on Monday August 27th from 5-8 p.m. You can register for the march and find out more information here.
Enjoy A Women’s Equality Luncheon Hosted by Women Stepping Up
Women Stepping Up, a group dedicated to women’s equality, is hosting a luncheon in honor of Women’s Equality Day. Their 16th annual luncheon will be held Friday, August 24th at the Old National Events Plaza.
Purchase tickets and learn more information here.
Attend the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Women’s Equality Day Luncheon
The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana are also hosting a luncheon in honor of Women’s Equality Day! Come celebrate with a group that shares our mission of inspiring young girls and developing them into strong women in the future!
You can find tickets and more information about the event here.
Most importantly, teach your children and other youth around you the importance of gender equality, and encourage them to register to vote in the future! It’s our job to educate our girls about equality so they can continue to fight for it as our future leaders!