Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember – August 26th was Women’s Equality Day! – The 100th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.
We honor the legacy of the trailblazers who came before us and look to the future as we continue to work towards full equality.
Women in California actually gained the right to vote in 1911, with four women elected to the State Assembly in 1918, but even after the passage of the 19th Amendment, voting rights did not include everyone as women of color were not allowed to vote in parts of the country until the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Today, women serve at almost all levels of leadership in our state and nation. In our State Legislature, I am proud to serve as Assembly Minority Leader along with Senate Pro-Tem Toni Atkins and Senate Minority Leader Shannon Grove.
We’ve come a long way in 100 years and there is more work to be done.
Please join me in celebrating this important milestone and remember to exercise your right to vote!
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