Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission, during this week’s meeting, proclaimed August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.
That day marks the 102nd anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
A who’s who of active women in the community accepted the proclamation.
The proclamation notes that Native American women did not gain the right to vote until 1924, Asian Pacific Islander American women in 1952, and Black and Latin American women suffered suppression until the passage of the Voting Rights Acts of 1965 and 1975.
“The fact that today women are active in local, state and national government and are running for office in unprecedented numbers reminds us that we all follow in the footsteps of these resolute American suffragists,” reads the proclamation.
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