Women's Equality Day, 2022, 52845-52846 [2022-18835]

Download as PDF 52845 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 87, No. 167 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Title 3— Proclamation 10430 of August 25, 2022 The President Women’s Equality Day, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On August 26, 1920, after decades of hard-fought advocacy, women won the right to vote, and our Nation moved one step closer to living out our sacred ideal that all people are created equal. On Women’s Equality Day, we honor the movement for universal suffrage that led to the 19th Amendment, celebrate the progress of women over the years, and renew our commitment to advancing gender equity and protecting women’s rights. This commitment is more important than ever in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate a woman’s constitutional right to choose. My Administration is doing everything in its power to protect access to the reproductive health care that generations of women and activists have fought for, including abortion. We will continue to defend reproductive rights, which are integral to gender equality and the fundamental freedoms Americans hold dear. We will also continue to support the Equal Rights Amendment, so that we may enshrine the principle of gender equality in our Constitution. With the ratification of the 19th Amendment, millions of women across the country were finally able to make their voices heard in our elections. Yet many women of color who helped lead the universal suffrage movement were effectively denied those rights until the Voting Rights Act passed 45 years later. Today, the struggle to ensure that every American can cast their ballot continues. More Americans voted in 2020 than during any election in our history, but some States are restricting this fundamental right through provisions that overwhelmingly impact people of color, low-income communities, and people with disabilities. Women are less likely to have time to vote in-person with increased caregiving demands and a disproportionate share of low-wage, inflexible work. The right to vote and to have that vote counted is essential to the future of our democracy. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Women and girls have fought for social justice and freedom throughout our history, and my Administration is committed to building on their progress. All Americans should have the opportunity to fully participate in society—no one’s rights should be denied because of their gender. As States across the country strip women of their ability to make decisions about their own bodies, families, and futures, my Administration remains dedicated to protecting access to critical reproductive health care, regardless of gender, race, zip code, or income. We will continue to defend the right of all people to live free from gender-based violence. We are also committed to ensuring women are treated fairly in the workplace and have economic security. We will fight for pay equity, to end discrimination in the workplace, and to promote equitable access to good-paying jobs, particularly in sectors where women are underrepresented. We remain dedicated to lowering the costs of child care and passing policies to help women navigate caregiving and work responsibilities. On Women’s Equality Day, we celebrate the trailblazers who fought to deliver a better future for America’s daughters. We recognize the work that remains to ensure that everyone can fully participate in our democracy and make VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:45 Aug 29, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30AUD0.SGM 30AUD0 52846 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2022 / Presidential Documents fundamental choices about their health and bodies. We strive to uphold our Nation’s promise of equality for all people. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2022, as Women’s Equality Day. I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate and continue to build on our country’s progress towards gender equality, and to defend and strengthen the right to vote. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh. [FR Doc. 2022–18835 Filed 8–29–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:45 Aug 29, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30AUD0.SGM 30AUD0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 30, 2022)]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10430 of August 25, 2022

                
Women's Equality Day, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On August 26, 1920, after decades of hard-fought 
                advocacy, women won the right to vote, and our Nation 
                moved one step closer to living out our sacred ideal 
                that all people are created equal. On Women's Equality 
                Day, we honor the movement for universal suffrage that 
                led to the 19th Amendment, celebrate the progress of 
                women over the years, and renew our commitment to 
                advancing gender equity and protecting women's rights.

                This commitment is more important than ever in the wake 
                of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade 
                and eliminate a woman's constitutional right to choose. 
                My Administration is doing everything in its power to 
                protect access to the reproductive health care that 
                generations of women and activists have fought for, 
                including abortion. We will continue to defend 
                reproductive rights, which are integral to gender 
                equality and the fundamental freedoms Americans hold 
                dear. We will also continue to support the Equal Rights 
                Amendment, so that we may enshrine the principle of 
                gender equality in our Constitution.

                With the ratification of the 19th Amendment, millions 
                of women across the country were finally able to make 
                their voices heard in our elections. Yet many women of 
                color who helped lead the universal suffrage movement 
                were effectively denied those rights until the Voting 
                Rights Act passed 45 years later. Today, the struggle 
                to ensure that every American can cast their ballot 
                continues. More Americans voted in 2020 than during any 
                election in our history, but some States are 
                restricting this fundamental right through provisions 
                that overwhelmingly impact people of color, low-income 
                communities, and people with disabilities. Women are 
                less likely to have time to vote in-person with 
                increased caregiving demands and a disproportionate 
                share of low-wage, inflexible work. The right to vote 
                and to have that vote counted is essential to the 
                future of our democracy.

                Women and girls have fought for social justice and 
                freedom throughout our history, and my Administration 
                is committed to building on their progress. All 
                Americans should have the opportunity to fully 
                participate in society--no one's rights should be 
                denied because of their gender. As States across the 
                country strip women of their ability to make decisions 
                about their own bodies, families, and futures, my 
                Administration remains dedicated to protecting access 
                to critical reproductive health care, regardless of 
                gender, race, zip code, or income. We will continue to 
                defend the right of all people to live free from 
                gender-based violence.

                We are also committed to ensuring women are treated 
                fairly in the workplace and have economic security. We 
                will fight for pay equity, to end discrimination in the 
                workplace, and to promote equitable access to good-
                paying jobs, particularly in sectors where women are 
                underrepresented. We remain dedicated to lowering the 
                costs of child care and passing policies to help women 
                navigate caregiving and work responsibilities.

                On Women's Equality Day, we celebrate the trailblazers 
                who fought to deliver a better future for America's 
                daughters. We recognize the work that remains to ensure 
                that everyone can fully participate in our democracy 
                and make

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                fundamental choices about their health and bodies. We 
                strive to uphold our Nation's promise of equality for 
                all people.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of 
                the United States of America, by virtue of the 
                authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
                of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 
                2022, as Women's Equality Day. I call upon the people 
                of the United States to celebrate and continue to build 
                on our country's progress towards gender equality, and 
                to defend and strengthen the right to vote.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                seventh.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2022-18835
Filed 8-29-22; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P