Women’s Equality Day Celebration- Sun., August 25th
Hosted by Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission
The Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission will host an open house celebrating the 93rd anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women in America the right to vote. The open house will be held at the Women’s Commission building, 240 N. Court Ave, Downtown Tucson 85701 from 3-5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
“We encourage men and women in our community to come celebrate this historic event, learn about the women’s suffrage movement, and meet our newest Commissioners” said Commission Chair Lucinda Hughes-Juan. “It is so important to remember the courageous and tireless fight for this basic equal citizenship right for women as we tackle the remaining obstacles to women thriving in our community free from discrimination and abuse.”
The Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission was created in 1976 by the Tucson City Council to “expose, eliminate and prevent discrimination against women and to assist women in attaining full equality of opportunity in all aspects of life.” In 1992, the Commission was expanded to a joint Pima County/Tucson Commission. There are 20 appointed Commissioners who volunteer their time to fulfill the Commission’s mission and improve opportunities for women and girls in our community.
Contact: Martha McSally 520-488-9286, Martha@marthamcsally.com.
Colonel McSally (retired from U.S. Air Force) ran as a Republican for CD 8 and CD 2 in 2012, and may be again a candidate for a Congressional seat in 2014.
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every year on August 26 (see wikipedia) because “women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified”.