Yesterday, staff from the League of Women Voters attended the Feminist Majority Foundation’s annual Women, Money, Power Summit. The event featured sessions on voting rights, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and an awards luncheon to honor trailblazers for women’s rights.
| Elisabeth MacNamara
EDITORIAL NOTE: This blog post was originally published on the Huffington Post.
| Renee Davidson
As a champion of women’s suffrage and a key player active in international affairs, the League is pleased today to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD), an annual occasion that honors the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
The League was jubilant when Title IX of the Education Amendments Act was passed on June 23, 1972. Passage of this historic Act was another step forward in achieving equal opportunity for women. This simple sentence did it! “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”