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  • Lawmakers Committed to Standing with Women and Families

    Faith Winter by: Faith Winter, Jessie Ulibarri
    As public servants representing House District 35 and Senate District 21 in the Colorado legislature, we often meet with our community to learn about their concerns and their hopes and dreams. What we hear often is that they worry that they are one accident, one illness and one tragedy away from complete financial devastation because they are living paycheck to paycheck.
      At one of our town halls this year we heard from Mary, who decided to comfort her mother in the last weeks of her life but by doing so lost her job. Without her income, Mary's house went into foreclosure.

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  • Women: Not Quite Equal Yet

    Katie Hobbs by: Katie Hobbs
    More than a few years ago, Congress designated August 26th as "Womens Equality Day" to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment of the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.
      The "Womens Equality Day" act from Congress was passed in 1971, 44 years ago, and the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, 95 years ago.
      Are women equal yet?
      Are women in Arizona truly equal when they make 16 cents less per hour than men make?
      Are women truly equal in Arizona when many of our elected officials are more interested in denying women access to reproductive healthcare than they are in promoting access to good paying jobs?
      Are women truly equal when two-thirds of Arizona's low-wage workers are women, even

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  • Women's Equality Day 95 Years Later

    Curtis Hertel, Jr. by: Curtis Hertel, Jr.
    On this date 95 years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was officially certified. It gave women the right to vote and marked a huge step forward in the path toward women's equality.
      But equality didn't result from the stroke of a pen, and so the fight continued.
      Fifty years later, in 1970, the National Organization for Women organized a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality. The protest drew more than 100,000 people -- who demanded equal opportunities for employment, education and 24-hour childcare centers -- and was the largest rally of its kind to take place in the U.

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  • Women's Equality Day

    Rebekah Warren by: Rebekah Warren
    Today, Wednesday, August 26th, we celebrate Women's Equality Day, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote 95 years ago.
      In these 95 years, we have made many strides -- women now have greater opportunities to obtain higher education and to join the workforce. We are also better equipped to decide when and if we start a family, and we have more seats at the table in boardrooms and elected chambers across the country.
      Unfortunately, we still have much to do in order to achieve full equality, particularly among low-income women, women of color, and transgender women, who continue to face the greatest barriers.

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Women's Equality 95 Years Later

Stacey Y.   Abrams by: Stacey Y. Abrams, Kathy Hawken
On August 26, 1920 the 19th amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, officially became part of the United States Constitution. The anniversary of this historic achievement deserves ...



Stand With Women Campaign Gets Underway

Georgene  Louis by: Georgene Louis, Patricia Roybal-Caballero, Rey Garduño
As we celebrate Women's Equality Day across the country on August 26th, a day commemorating the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, let us ...





Women's Equality Day

Stacey Newman by: Stacey Newman
As a legislator, feedback from my constituents is loud and clear -- they want to see an end to the partisan bickering and political noise. They want to see increased funding for public education, ...



Healthcare Not Handcuffs Will Help Women Achieve Equality

Allison Glass by: Allison Glass
This August marks 95 years since the amendment guaranteeing the right to vote for women officially became part of the US Constitution. The anniversary of this historic achievement demands recognition ...








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Lawmakers Committed to Standing with Women and Families (by: Faith Winter, Jessie Ulibarri) in the Aurora Sentinel

Women: Not Quite Equal Yet (by: Katie Hobbs) in the Florence Reminder Blade-Tribune

Women's Equality Day 95 Years Later (by: Curtis Hertel, Jr.) in the Lansing State Journal

Women's Equality Day (by: Rebekah Warren) in the Detroit Free Press

Women's Equality 95 Years Later (by: Stacey Y. Abrams, Kathy Hawken) in the Stamford Advocate

Stand With Women Campaign Gets Underway (by: Georgene Louis, Patricia Roybal-Caballero, Rey Garduño) in the Albuquerque Journal

Women's Equality Day (by: Stacey Newman) in the Springfield News-Leader

Healthcare Not Handcuffs Will Help Women Achieve Equality (by: Allison Glass) in the Memphis Commercial Appeal

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