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women’s equality day

WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY, 2011

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution tore down the last formal barrier to women’s enfranchisement in our Nation and empowered America’s women to have their voices heard in the halls of power. This Amendment became law only after decades of work by committed trailblazers who fought to extend the right to vote to women across America.

Today, our Nation’s daughters reap the benefits of these courageous pioneers while paving the way for generations of women to come. But work still remains. My Administration is committed to advancing equality for all of our people. This year, the Council of Women and Girls released “Women in America:  Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being,” the most comprehensive report in 50 years on the status of women in our country, shedding light on issues women face in employment, crime, health, and family life. We are working to ensure that women-owned businesses can compete in the marketplace, that women are not discriminated against in healthcare, and that we redouble our efforts to bring an end to sexual assault on college campuses.

On the 91st anniversary of this landmark in civil rights, we continue to uphold the foundational American principles that we are all equal, and that each of us deserves a chance to pursue our dreams…..

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2011, as Women’s Equality Day.  I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate the achievements of women and recommit ourselves to the goal of gender equality in this country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

BARACK OBAMA

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Thank you Dotser


9 Responses to “women’s equality day”


  1. August 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Good Morning Chips

    Where do we get a T-shirt with this image on it. I love it.

  2. 3 Sue in Minnesota
    August 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Flex your guns girls! Thank you Mr. President your respect and support for women is genuine and earnest.

  3. 4 tally
    August 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Did men suddenly grow a uterus? Because until they can bleed for a week out of every month and not DIE, and squeeze out a baby through their genitals, they will NEVER be my “equal.”

    Nonetheless, THANK MR. PRESIDENT!!! I am so thankful for this.
    :D :D :D

  4. 6 GGail
    August 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    POTUS signed this Proclamation with you in mind Chipsticks

  5. 8 utaustinliberal
    August 25, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    This is another reason why I am proud to yell at the top of my voice “Barack Obama is MY President!” :D

  6. 9 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    August 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Whooo hooo! :)


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