NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Monday is Women’s Equality Day, marking the anniversary of the August 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to allow women to vote. But the fight for women to be recognized as equal citizens to men is far from over, WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported.
Women’s Equality Day began in 1971 at the behest of the late Rep. Bella Abzug (D-N.Y.), an outspoken advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment, which was never adopted. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) has reintroduced the amendment.
“We will be asking all candidates for Congress and state legislatures to sign a pledge to support full constitutional equality for women,” Maloney said.