August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, but for the second year in a row, the League has declared it to be Women’s Inequality Day because of the historic challenges women and our allies currently face.
And once again, we’re uniting to demand that lawmakers restore and protect our rights.
This year, we're engaging in a month-long digital campaign promoting #WID23 (our official hashtag) and encouraging folks to sign our petition sharing our wish list for women’s equality, which includes:
Passing voting rights legislation;
Adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution; and
Restoring reproductive rights to women and those who can become pregnant.
So, grab your phone, tripod, and mini mic because we are one week away from August 26! Join us and share what women’s equality means to you through a video. Need some inspiration? Here are a few examples from LWV’s executive team.
Our fearless CEO, Virginia Kase Solomón, says women’s equality is “A world where women have agency and power over their bodies and the decisions that they make for their lives.”
LWV’s chief of culture, Ayo Atterberry (who is looking FABULOUS in red) says, “Women’s equality means a world where all historically marginalized communities have equal rights and opportunities.”
Lastly, our chief communications officer, Sarah Courtney (aka our comms queen) says, “Women’s equality means a world where little girls can grow up knowing that they can be anything they want.” (Yep – we teared up, too.)
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