The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted on August 26th, 1920, giving women the right to vote and marking a turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of women and women’s rights.

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

 

Join us at the Swan Boats for Women’s Equality Day!

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement and the

Women’s Suffrage Celebration Committee (WSCC) invite you to celebrate Women’s Equality Day!

 

  Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Swan Boats, Boston Public Garden

(The swan boat docks are next to the Public Garden footbridge on the Charles Street side.)

 Come Celebrate the Anniversary of Women Getting the Vote! 

 

 Speakers will include:

Martha Coakley, Massachusetts Attorney General

Victoria Budson, Executive Director,

Harvard University Women and Public Policy Program

Alicia Canady Adamson, Senior Director, Affinity Programs & Events,

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and Founder of

The Young Black Women’s Society Inc.

Fredie Kay, Chair, Women’s Suffrage Celebration Committee

 

Please RSVP to WSCC@state.ma.us

We hope to see you there!