Women’s Equality Day

WomenEqualToday, August 26, 2009, is Women’s Equality Day. This day marks the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 89 years ago and celebrates the women’s suffrage movement that led up to the amendment’s passage. It took 42 years for women to get the vote. The bill to amend the Constitution was introduced in 1878, finally passed in 1919 and on this day in 1920, the last state ratified the 19th Amendment. We are still not equal in many areas, pay especially. We now need to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Our last Evergreen couple of the month left this morning. They have stayed with us four times. Do I say we are a day’s trip to Florida?