August 26, 2012 will mark 92 years since the institution of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. In 1971, Congresswoman—and Hadassah Member—Bella Abzug championed the creation of Women's Equality Day to commemorate the amendment's institution. Every year since, Women's Equality Day has been officially recognized on August 26 by presidential proclamation.
America's women fought for decades for the right to cast their ballot. Hadassah urges its Members, Associates, and supporters to honor their foremother's commitment and sacrifices by registering, becoming informed, and exercising their right to vote. Please be aware that voter registration deadlines vary by state. Click here for a list of state election offices from the Federal Election Commission.
Learn about issues important to women, the Jewish Community, or in your state and county. Get engaged locally—attend town hall meetings, participate in voter registration drives, or volunteer to drive voters to the polls. Participating in a local event as a unit? Wear your Hadassah t-shirts, take photos, and promote your activities in hCoast-to-Coast.
Stay tuned for additional civic engagement updates about Hadassah's connection to the suffrage movement and Hadassah's policies in support of voter participation. Get information about Hadassah Advocacy and contact your legislators anytime on the Hadassah Advocacy webpage and the National Action Center.Date: 8/23/2012