This Women's Equality Day, Pledge to Protect Voting Rights
Today is Women’s Equality Day and we’re celebrating the 19th Amendment. But we still have work to do. Add your name to say you support our freedom to vote and will protect voting rights. Women lead in our unions (including the federation of labor unions, the AFL-CIO), in space and as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
Women win elections.
Women’s Equality Day celebrates the achievements of women’s rights activists and reminds us of the daily struggles that women go through.
White women gained the right to vote in 1920 when the 19th Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution.
But Black women and Latinas still faced voter suppression tactics like literacy tests and poll taxes. Asian, Native American and Alaska Native women weren’t allowed to be citizens and had no right to vote.
Even now, our freedom to vote is under attack in several states. Voter suppression laws are being passed across the country—like limiting early voting and establishing restrictive voter ID regulations.