President Barack Obama has proclaimed August 26, 2016 as Women’s Equality Day, which is set to celebrate the achievements of women and promote gender equality throughout.
The proclamation stems from August 26, 1920, which the 19th Amendment was certified and women were allowed to cast a vote. The achievement occurred after women marched and acted toward making a change and allowing for their voices to be heard.
“In the decades that followed, that precious right has bolstered generations of women and empowered them to stand up, speak out, and steer the country the love in a more equal direction,” the proclamation states. “Today, as we celebrate the anniversary of this hard-won achievement and pay tribute to the trailblazers and suffragists who moves us loser to a more just and prosperous future, we must resolve to protect this constitutional reign and pledge to continue fighting for equality for women and girls.”
The Proclamation highlights the levels of progress and leadership that are led by women, the proactive nature of women to coordinate action and response against challenges that are issued to women and girls, no woman should earn less than a man in an equal position and highlighting achievements such as the Affordable Care Act and more that has assisted in positive reform for women in America.
Be sure, on this day, to celebrate the achievements of women and promote gender equality. After all, we’re nothing without em.