Lenora Lapidus, Director of the ACLU's Women Rights Project penned a blog entitled "The Women Behind the 19th Amendment Had a Grander Vision Than Just the Right to Vote" in honor of Women's Equality Day.
Last week we commemorated Women’s Equality Day, a celebration of the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Most people remember that the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. However, many people forget the Amendment's original intent: to make women fully equal citizens to men in all respects under the Constitution.
... In the decades since, countless other ACLU advocates (including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the co-founder and first director of the ACLU Women's Rights Project) have fought to further women's equality at home, in society, and in the workplace, but that fight is still not won.
... As a founding steering committee member of the Equal Pay Today! Campaign, which is composed of national and state-based women’s and workers' rights advocacy organizations, the ACLU and its allies seek to end sex discrimination in the workplace and close the gender wage gap.
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