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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day – 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution

By August 26, 2020 No Comments

Last week, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of when the 19th amendment was ratified, securing women’s right to vote in the Constitution.  Today, 26 August 2020,  marks the day that it was signed into law. Women’s Equality Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the many benefits of true equality and the role of women in our nation.

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of Women’s Equality Day, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute proudly announces the release of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website at www.deomi.org.

The Department of Defense Women’s Equality Day poster is the sixth in a series of posters commemorating the 75th Anniversary of World War II. Each commemorative poster, or poster set, highlights the significant contributions of special observance groups towards achieving total victory in this watershed event. The DEOMI Special Observance team chose to feature women “chippers” on the poster design.

These women performed some of the toughest work on the American Home Front during the Second World War. It’s estimated that up to six million women joined the civilian workforce during World War II in both white and blue-collar jobs. Though progress was slow over the next two decades, serving their country in the military and at home empowered women to fight for the right to work in non-traditional jobs for equal pay and for equal rights in the workplace and beyond. Women in the Armed Forces, public service, and government have long served this nation by working to clear barriers, enforce laws, implement new ideas, and change people’s attitudes.

You may download a high-resolution image file of the poster from www.deomi.org.

 

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