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Rep. Clyde Commemorates Anniversary of 19th Amendment Ratification

Highlights need for further progress on path to gender equality
August 18, 2014
Democrat Newsroom

Today, on the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, we pause to reflect on the struggle for women’s suffrage and to celebrate this momentous milestone on the path to voting and gender equality.

We remember those courageous, heroic women–such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul— who sacrificed so much to ensure that men and women are recognized as equals at the voting booth.

However, we understand that more work remains today in the state of Ohio, in the United States and all over the globe to fully realize the goal of true gender equality.

Guided by the example of the heroes who have come before us, we must continue to strive for a world that truly fosters a level playing field for all genders, especially in the areas of education, healthcare and employment.

Appropriately, one of the greatest tools in creating this level playing field is our collective voice. By voting on Election Day, by writing or calling elected officials and by advocating on behalf of important causes, we can continue our progress and work to achieve gender equality both inside and outside of the ballot box.