“Today on Women’s Equality Day, we celebrate women’s right to vote, and we commemorate the 100th anniversary since the 19th Amendment was adopted in the United States. Women were not simply handed the right to vote but fought for it. New Yorkers are grateful to the trailblazers of the Women’s Suffrage movement for paving the way forward to gender equality.
“While this achievement benefited white women, the fight for all women’s suffrage—including Black, Latina, Asian/Pacific Islander and Native women—was far from over. The right for all women to vote should have come over 100 years ago, and we still have more work to do. The fight for equality continues, and I am excited to see women leading it.”