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Happy Women’s History Month!
March is Women’s History Month, a time designated to honor women’s historic achievements and recognize how their lives have shaped our society. Here are three ways you can celebrate this month:
Learn more about trailblazing women
Check out these GOTB posts recognizing women who have made history.
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Women Who Helped Make It Happen
- 5 Barrier Breaking Black Women Officeholders
- #MondayMotivation: 5 Malala Yousafzai Quotes to Get You Through the Week
- 5 Shirley Chisholm Quotes that Will Inspire and Empower You
- 5 Things to Know about Rep. Patsy Mink, the First Woman of Color in Congress
Encourage a woman you know to run for office
Women make up half of the U.S. population, but only 23.7% of Congress. The numbers are even lower for women of color, who make up just 9% of Congress. In order to have a true representative democracy, we need more women in elected office. For a helping hand, check out BLFF’s Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women or SheShouldRun’s Ask a Woman to Run resource.
Make your voice heard
This year is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave some American women the right to vote. Women’s History Month is the perfect time to recognize the long and continuing fight for voting rights in the U.S. by getting involved in an election or political issue you care about! Learn more about how to register and vote for the 2020 elections here. Looking to do more? Try calling your representative or speaking up on social media.