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What are you doing to celebrate? August 26th, 1920 was the  day women in the United states obtained the right to vote. The 19th amendment, introduced in 1878 and establishing suffrage for women, took 42 years to become law. In 1971, after Bella Abzug’s introductory legislation, and a bill passed and  signed into law by President Nixon, the day was proclaimed as Women’s Equality Day.  Without yet having achieved the ERA, the term “Equality” can only be applied in the narrow sense, as it relates to voting rights. However,  certainly women and men everywhere can celebrate  this day, today, as the great leap forward it represents.

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