Equal Employment Program protects each of us from discrimination in employment, promotion, training and other personnel actions regardless of race, color, religion, gender including sexual harassment, national origin, age, mental and/or physical disability, or reprisal (for participating in protected EEO activity).
Who is covered?
EEO is for EVERYONE (not solely for protected groups); it’s the LAW!
If you are New York National Guard technician or military personnel, applicant for technician or military employment, and feel you are being discriminated against, please contact the State Equal Employment Manager (SEEM) office for assistance.
Women’s Equality Day
“Celebrating Women’s Rights to Vote”
(26 August 2016)
Women’s Equality Day commemorates American women achieving full voting rights under the U.S. Constitution by passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. This historic event was the culmination of a massive civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848.
Did you know?
- The observance of Women’s Equality Day marks women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.
- The 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was introduced to Congress on January 10, 1878. Forty-one years later, it was passed by both houses of Congress on June 4, 1919, and was sent to the states for ratification.
- Several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change to the Constitution.
- A number of states unwaveringly opposed the amendment.
- It appeared the amendment might fail by one vote in the Tennessee house, but 24-year-old Harry Burns surprised observers by casting the deciding vote for ratification. At the time of his vote, Burns had a letter he received from his mother urging him, “don’t forget to be a good boy” and “vote for suffrage.”
- Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, achieving the two-thirds majority needed to become law.
- On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the amendment, forever changing the American electorate and the place of women in American society.
- The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is an unique, living memorial honoring over 2.5 million military women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces in our nation’s defense during all eras, across all services.
- Over two million women are military Veterans. In 2008, 11 percent of Veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq military operations were women. These numbers are expected to keep rising. In fact, women are the fastest growing group of Veterans.
- Women comprise 46.8 percent of the total U.S. labor force and are projected to account for 46.9 percent of the labor force in 2018.
- According to the Department of Labor’s 2009 statistics and data, the median weekly earnings of women who were full-time wage and salary workers was $657.00, or 80 percent of men’s $819.00.
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