Today is Women’s Equality Day! On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. The struggle for the right to vote was led by working women, who understood that the right to equal pay for equal work could never be achieved without the right to vote. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the women (and men) who fought and died for the right of women in the United States to vote. Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ida B. Wells, Angelina Grimke and more.
And we should heed the words of Alice Paul as the work toward equal pay and women’s equality in other arenas continues.
When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you reach the end of the row.