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While not a federal holiday, Women's Equality Day can be used as an opportunity to educate yourself about women's history and learn about new efforts to expand voting rights. Here are some actionable ways to keep the spirit of the suffrage movement alive:
Educate yourself about voting rights. Many Americans' votes are actually suppressed. That's because numerous states have passed laws that make it hard for marginalized communities, particularly communities of color, to vote. Whether it be new obstacles to registration, changes in early voting, or stricter voter ID instructions, these laws threaten our democracy.
Learn about women’s history. There are new efforts to highlight stories about women left out of traditional history books. For example, the New York Times recently started a new column in their obituaries section called "Overlooked." The section profiles remarkable women the newspaper didn't previously cover. The Rebel Girls children's book series tells stories about extraordinary women. Finally, you can also turn to the nonprofit National Women's History Museum in Washington D.C., which has ample public information on their website.
Support women running for office. A record number of women are running for government positions in the midterm elections. If they win at the ballot box, many of these candidates will be shattering their own glass ceilings. Stacey Abrams, for example, is facing an uphill battle to become the first black woman U.S. governor. Christine Hallquist, the first transgender person to win a primary governor election anywhere, might also make history. If you really want to celebrate National Women's Equality Day, consider voting or otherwise supporting a female candidate whose values you share.
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