August Brings Women’s Equality Day

We’re only a few weeks away from Women’s Equality Day on August 26. The day commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Here are a few ideas for how you can celebrate:

  • Encourage women in your community to register to vote. With the next presidential election just over a year away, it’s the perfect time to inspire women to exercise the right that their foremothers fought for them to have. If you sponsor a Juniorette club, take the chance to talk to them about the importance of adding their voice to the political process.
  • Honor the Woman Suffrage Procession of 1913, the first suffragist parade in D.C., by marching in a local suffrage parade in your community.
  • Compile a list of women-owned businesses where you live. Supporting local businesses is an important way to give back to your community. Distribute the list to your club so they can celebrate women entrepreneurs.

One of GFWC’s new “Brand Initiatives” is to have 1,000 projects in place to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage on August 26, 2020. It may be a year away, but that gives you time to plan something spectacular. Get a head start by observing Women’s Equality Day this year!