In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.
In recognition, Taylor Day has made a monetary donation to the League of Women Voters’ of Jacksonville, a nonpartisan political organization, who works to encourage the informed and active participation of women in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Learn more about the League –> https://www.lwvjaxfc.org/.