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Women's Equality Day - August 26

WO WOMEN'S AUG.- EQUALITY 26 Commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in America. DAY "WELL BEHAVED WOMEN SELDOM MAKE HISTORY" PAY STILL NOT EQUAL As of 2013, despite the Equal Pay Act of 1963 women still earn less than men. The average women will lose in her career $431,000 1976 Author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich "The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied Amendment as giving her the right to rights granted to others." 1872 - Susan B. Anthony went to the polls in Rochester, NY, and cast a ballot in the presidential election. She citied her citizenship under the 14th With that money she could: Buy a house Put 2 children through college gallons of gas Feed a family of 4 for 6.4 years Buy 21,900 vote. She was arrested and fined $100, which she refused to pay. - Julian Bond Source: White House Statistics Office WOMEN'S RIGHTS TIMELINE 1848 1869 1920 1932 1948 1963 1972 1982 1996 2005 2008 1932 - Hattie Caraway of Arkansas March 10, 1972 - The Equal Rights Amend- ment was sent to the states for ratification. Jan. 18, 2005 - Condoleza Rice became the first woman elected to was appointed the first African American woman to be U.S. July 19, 1848 - Seneca Falls Convention The first women's rights convention attended by more than 300 men and women, 100 of those gathered signed the "Declaration of Sentiments." the Senate; Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Twenty states ratified by the end of the year but to this day the amendment has not yet been ratified by enough states to become the law of the land. Secretary of State. 2008 - In the presidential nomination race, Hillary Clinton won more prima- ries and delegates than any other female candi- date in American history, narrowly losing to Illinois Senator Barack Obama. 1948 - African American and Asian American women are 1869 - Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Women Suffrage June 30, 1982 - The ERA had only been ratified by 35 states, three states short of the 38 required to put it into the Constitution. given the right to vote. June 10, 1963 - The Equal Pay Act was signed into law. Protecting men and women from sex-based wage Association Aug. 26, 1920 - The 19th Amendment is signed into law, giving all Ameri- can women the right to vote. Dec. 5, 1996 - Madeline Albright becomes the first female U.S. discrimination. Secretary of State. EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT 1923 - The ERA was introduced in Congress for the first time. 1940 - The Republican Party included support of the ERA in its platform every four years until 1980. 1958 - President Dwight Eisenhower asked a joint session of Congress to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, the first President to show such a level of support for the ERA. 1961- Feminists encouraged newly elected President John F. Kennedy to support the ERA. 1970 - Women picketed the United States Senate demanding a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment and won a meeting with Senators to discuss the ERA. 1972 - The ERA passed the Senate and was sent to the states for ratification. 1980 - The amendment was short 3 states to ratify the ERA (see map.) 1982 - The ERA has been reintroduced in every session of Congress since 1982. 2013 - The 113th Congress reintroduced the ERA as S.J. RES. 10 by Senator States that ratified the ERA Robert Menendez. States that did not ratify the ERA For more graphics and posters like this visit Design by Tammie McClure © 2013 • 800 West Ninth Stroet, Little Rock, AR 72201 1.800.445.0653 American Made US Flags historic flags, classroom and educational flags/posters/books and more Interested in a custom poster design? Contact us at [email protected] More Than Just a Plg Store

Women's Equality Day - August 26

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Women's Equality in the United States, quotes, information, facts, figures and a timeline of important moments in Women's History along with an ERA Ratification map


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