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On August 26, Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States to remember the date on which the 19 Amendment to the American Constitution was ratified, this is when the right to vote of women was recognized in 1920.

The Nineteenth Amendment stipulates the next:

“The right of suffrage of the citizenship of the United States shall not be denied or limited by the United States or by any state on account of sex, the Congress shall have the power through appropriate legislation to enforce the provisions of this article.”

With this achievement, women ceased to be second class citizens from the legal point of view.

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every August 26th in the United States since 1971 thanks to the initiative of the American feminist and congresswoman Bella Abzug.

It is hard to believe that less than 100 years ago women did not have the right to vote.

Defenders of the cause such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ida B. Wells who dedicated decades of hard work to ensure that the voice of the Woman was heard. As a result, a historic change occurred, transforming our nation forever, thus taking another step towards a more perfect union.

Whether through the civil rights movement or the women’s suffrage, we are reminded of those men and women who have fought so hard to make our country more equal. Let’s look back on our history to inspire our future.

Today, this future is more equal where women must have access to quality health care and without being discriminated against by insurance companies simply because they are women, guaranteeing coverage for things like maternity care, examinations such as mammography and contraceptive services. . It is very important that women and their families know about these benefits.

This coming August 26 our spokesperson “Calle Ocho News” will be celebrating doubly and proudly the “Women’s Equality Day”, because our newspaper is the product of the tenacity, professionalism and hard work of a group of women fighters and full of a futuristic vision for the good of the community.

Let’s celebrate this August 26 giving thanks to all the women who fight for a better future every day.

Dulce Fernández

Calle Ocho News