Women's Equality Day
This week we celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th. The day was created to commemorate the passing of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Like many things in America, this was hardly the end of the story. The 19th amendment only granted the right to vote to white women. It did nothing to end state laws that actively prevented Black women from voting, such as a poll tax or literacy tests.
From the founding of our nation, women have continued to make progress and fight for the rights they have deserved all along. Our work is never done. None of us are free until all of us are free. As your representative, I look forward to fighting for all women in Missouri: women of all races, ages, and ability.
Women’s Equality Day is a time to reflect on how far we’ve come and how far we have left to go. When you vote in November, make sure you vote for candidates who are committed to working for women.