August 26th is Women’s Equality Day
The power of voters in spotlight as we honor the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment
[CITY/STATE] – August 26th is the 95th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of [CITY/STATE] is marking this historic occasion through its ongoing work empowering voters to engage with their government and to tackle the most important issues in [CITY/STATE].
“This anniversary of the 19th Amendment is an excellent opportunity to honor the amazing organizing efforts of the many thousands of women and supportive men who worked to secure the vote for women in the United States,” said [NAME], President of the League of Women Voters of [CITY/STATE]. “The story is a remarkable testimony to the unrelenting tenacity and spirit of women who were seen as powerless and yet who achieved such a powerful extension of citizenship rights in our nation’s history.”
“But this anniversary is also a great opportunity to celebrate the power of voters to participate in the political process and realize how important they are to a healthy democracy,” said [NAME] “As our founder Carrie Chapman Catt once said, the vote is ‘a tool to build a better nation, to provide for the common welfare, and to help humanity upward.’”
“The League of Women Voters of [CITY/STATE] empowers [hundreds/thousands] of voters through education, registration and get-out-the-vote activities in every election,” said [NAME]. “We host candidate and issue forums and registration drives while also providing trusted and timely elections information on VOTE411.org. We do this because we believe our democracy is strongest when every voice is heard.”
And this year, we are [INSERT DETAILS OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY CELEBRATION YOUR LEAGUE IS HOSTING/PARTICIPATING IN]
“This Women's Equality Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the progress made on voting rights in the last 95 years and emphasizes the continued need to improve our election process, help voters protect the right to vote and increase citizen participation,” [NAME] concluded. “With this anniversary and the League’s 95th celebration in 2015, we are reminded of how far we have come and how far we still must travel for true equality and free and fair access for all eligible voters. Making Democracy Work® has never been easy nor is it ever finished.”