League of Women Voters of Berks County Marks Women’s Equality Day,
Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
August 26 marks the 93rd anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women
the right to vote. This year, the League of Women Voters of Berks County honors Women’s
Equality Day through a continued focus on protecting the voting rights of all eligible voters.
Now is the critical time to do all we can for voters. Earlier this summer, a key part of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), known as Section 4, was overturned by the U.S, Supreme Court. Protections for all groups of voters can be threatened.
There are anti-voter laws that are cropping up around the country in wake of the Supreme Court decision that will negatively impact all voters. The League of Women Voters of Berks County is working to make our democracy strong through voter advocacy and educational forums.
The damage to the VRA can and must be fixed—Congress has the power to act swiftly to restore the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act. The League needs your help in calling on Congress to repair and restore the VRA.
Our foremothers understood that voting provides citizens the ability to have an impact on the critical issues facing their communities. Women’s Equality Day is the perfect time to celebrate and protect that right.