Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Celebrate Women's Equality Day

Girl Scouts has helped women come a long way since 1912. Since then millions have been turned from girls into leaders with the courage, confidence, and character to help them forge a better future for all women. Just take a look at our Inspiring Women timline and see many of their faces. From Julliette Gordon Low to Madeline Albright, Girl Scouts have fought hard, and worked hard, to earn their places in America's history books. 

Each year, on August 28, we commemorate the granting of the vote to women. Women in the United States were given the right to vote in 1920, with the writing of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution into law. It was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug, and was passed thanks to the convictions of many men and women. The resolution to commemorate the occasion was passed in 1971, and designated August 26 Women's Equality Day.

Celebrate this August 26 by reading more about the women's suffrage movement, an important moment in American History. But when you're done learning more about our past, focus on our future by brainstorming with your troop ways women today can continue to make a difference in each other's lives. Maybe you aspire to be the first U.S. female President, or just want to be a really good Girl Scout and friend to your fellow troop members. Every dream and good deed counts when working towards a brighter future. 

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