Governor Whitmer Proclaims August 26 as Women's Equality Day


August 26, 2021

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

LANSING -- Governor Whitmer today proclaimed August 26 as Women's Equality Day. August 26, 2021 commemorates the 101st anniversary of the addition of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

"I applaud the suffragists, activists, and civil rights leaders who fought tirelessly over centuries to secure women's voting rights," said Governor Whitmer. "Over the long arc of history, women have secured footholds in the halls of power, shattered ceilings, and broken down doors meant to keep us out. I am honored to serve as Michigan's second woman gov...

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