Join us to celebrate
100 YEARS OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE!
Please light your buildings and turn your social media platforms
PURPLE & GOLD! Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every year on August 26th, marking the day that women were granted the right to vote by the certification of the 19th Amendment. This was a decades long fight from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to a final blitz campaign in 1916 to help push the last needed states to ratify the Amendment.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, we join the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission in their #forwardintolight campaign. This slogan – perfect for a lighting industry celebration – is taken from the historic suffrage slogan:
“Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light.”
We hope you’ll join us today on social media, but most importantly, we hope you celebrate this achievement for women’s rights and REGISTER TO VOTE! Check out www.vote.org to register, check your polling locations (or request an absentee ballot), and find links to state-by-state guidelines. Want to find out more about what’s on the ballot? Check out www.ballotready.org for every candidate and every referendum explained.
Why PURPLE & GOLD?
These colors celebrate the flag of the National Woman’s Party!
“Purple is the color of loyalty, constancy to purpose, unswerving steadfastness to a cause. White, the emblem of purity, symbolizes the quality of our purpose; and gold, the color of light and life, is as the torch that guides our purpose, pure, and swerving.” (Dec, 1913)
LOOKING FOR MORE?
- Watch “The Vote” on PBS
- Listen to the podcast And Nothing Less: The Untold Stories of Women’s Fight for the Vote
- Read about how racism is linked with the 19th Amendment and Black women’s 200 year fight for the vote.
- Learn more about the Equal Rights Amendment – originally introduced in 1923, and still un-ratified
- Support the USPS and buy their 19th Amendment commemorative stamps