WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY

 

 

WHEREAS, many decades of efforts by women and men were required to give women the right to vote; and

 

WHEREAS, citizens must always be willing to work to assure that the laws and policies in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States of America, and this County do not unjustly discriminate against females, and any other group; and

 

WHEREAS, unjust treatment based on views of inequality is often subtle; and

 

WHEREAS, it is appropriate for this County to recognize a day that commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the amendment that gave the right of suffrage to American women;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of Albemarle

County, Virginia, does hereby proclaim

 

August 26, 2008

as

WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY

 

in remembrance of all those women and men who have worked to develop a more equitable community that acknowledges both the real similarities and the important differences between women and men.

 

 

Signed and sealed this 6th day of August, 2008.

 

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