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Women's Equality Day Press Release Template



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League of Women Voters [YOUR LEAGUE] Recognizes Women’s Equality Day

[City, State][Insert League name] recognizes Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2018, in celebration of the advancements that have been made towards achieving full political, economic, and social equality. The date commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights for American Women.

[Insert Brief Paragraph about how your League is celebrating.]

"We take this day to reflect on how far we have come and to look towards the future to see what steps we can take to ensure all women can fulfill their highest potential," [said name of President, President of Local League].

Women’s Equality Day is a celebration of the trailblazers, visionaries, and suffragists who have worked towards equal rights for all.

"The League was founded in 1920, just months before the 19th Amendment was adopted," said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. "As we approach the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment and the League in 2020, I am encouraged by the women leaders who continue to advocate for equality for all."

"This year is particularly important to recognize the achievements in the women’s rights movement as we are seeing more female candidates running for office in 2018," said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States. "Today we acknowledge the women who paved the way."