Women's Equality Day, 2005, 51557-51558 [05-17389]

Download as PDF 51557 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 167 Tuesday, August 30, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7918 of August 25, 2005 The President Women’s Equality Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted, guaranteeing American women the right to vote. The passage of this amendment was the culmination of a long struggle that reached back to the founding of the country and was furthered by the 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. By celebrating Women’s Equality Day, we commemorate the adoption of this amendment and honor the visionary women who fought tirelessly for women’s suffrage. Led by women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott, the suffragists stood up against injustice and persevered until, as Susan B. Anthony wrote, the handful who first took a stand for suffrage grew into an army. The efforts of these pioneers helped secure for American women the right to vote. Since the adoption of the 19th Amendment, women have continued to make great contributions to our Nation. Women today are leaders in medicine, law, journalism, business, government, and other professions. They are doctors and mothers, teachers and lawyers, homemakers and pilots, artists and entrepreneurs. Women also are serving with great honor in our Armed Forces as we fight a war on terror and defend our freedoms. The hard work of American women is essential to the strength and vitality of our country. One hundred and fifty-seven years after the Seneca Falls Convention, we continue to work so that all people can enjoy their God-given rights. This Women’s Equality Day, as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we honor the perseverance, leadership, and achievements of the suffragists and all of America’s women, and we renew our commitment to equal justice and dignity for all. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2005, as Women’s Equality Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities. VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:32 Aug 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30AUD0.SGM 30AUD0 51558 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–17389 Filed 8–29–05; 9:07 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:32 Aug 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30AUD0.SGM 30AUD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 30, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 51557-51558]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17389]



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Part VII





The President





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Proclamation 7918--Women's Equality Day, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7918 of August 25, 2005

                
Women's Equality Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the 
                Constitution was adopted, guaranteeing American women 
                the right to vote. The passage of this amendment was 
                the culmination of a long struggle that reached back to 
                the founding of the country and was furthered by the 
                1848 women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New 
                York. By celebrating Women's Equality Day, we 
                commemorate the adoption of this amendment and honor 
                the visionary women who fought tirelessly for women's 
                suffrage.

                Led by women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. 
                Anthony, and Lucretia Mott, the suffragists stood up 
                against injustice and persevered until, as Susan B. 
                Anthony wrote, the handful who first took a stand for 
                suffrage grew into an army. The efforts of these 
                pioneers helped secure for American women the right to 
                vote.

                Since the adoption of the 19th Amendment, women have 
                continued to make great contributions to our Nation. 
                Women today are leaders in medicine, law, journalism, 
                business, government, and other professions. They are 
                doctors and mothers, teachers and lawyers, homemakers 
                and pilots, artists and entrepreneurs. Women also are 
                serving with great honor in our Armed Forces as we 
                fight a war on terror and defend our freedoms. The hard 
                work of American women is essential to the strength and 
                vitality of our country.

                One hundred and fifty-seven years after the Seneca 
                Falls Convention, we continue to work so that all 
                people can enjoy their God-given rights. This Women's 
                Equality Day, as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of 
                the 19th Amendment, we honor the perseverance, 
                leadership, and achievements of the suffragists and all 
                of America's women, and we renew our commitment to 
                equal justice and dignity for all.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2005, as Women's 
                Equality Day. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to observe this day with appropriate programs 
                and activities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-17389
Filed 8-29-05; 9:07 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P