Library of Congress/Corbis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Lawmakers took to Twitter Saturday to express their support of Women’s Equality Day.
The day celebrates women’s achievements and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allowed women to vote and went into effect on August 26, 1920.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., took the opportunity to urge his colleagues to pass legislation aimed at working families.
Below, other lawmakers who rallied behind Women’s Equality Day.
REP. TERI SEWELL, R-ALA.
— Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) August 26, 2017
REP. JOHN GARAMENDI, D-CALIF.
— John Garamendi (@RepGaramendi) August 26, 2017
ANDREW CUOMO, GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 26, 2017
REP. MIKE QUIGLEY, D-ILL.
On #WomensEqualityDay & every day, we refocus on building a more inclusive nation that expands access to economic opportunity for all.
— Mike Quigley (@RepMikeQuigley) August 26, 2017
SEN. JEFF MERKLEY, D-ORE.
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) August 26, 2017
SEN. KAMALA HARRIS, D-CALIF.
On #WomensEqualityDay, I’m remembering the wise words of my mother: “you may be the first to do many things. Make sure you’re not the last.”
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 26, 2017
GAVIN NEWSOM, LT. GOV. OF CALIFORNIA
98 years ago, women were finally given the right to vote. Today, we renew our pledge to fight for true equality. #WomensEqualityDay
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 26, 2017
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