Women’s Equality Day event planned for Aug. 26 at JBPHH

A Women’s Equality Day event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 26 at Makai Recreation Center, 1859 McChord St., building 1859 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Capt. Stanley Keeve Jr., commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, will deliver the opening remarks.

Discussion will focus on the right to vote. Participants can learn how to get registered to vote and cast their ballot in voting booths for a chance to win the grand prize. Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is designed to recognize the continuous achievements of all Americans to American culture and increase awareness, mutual respect and understanding.

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was certified as part of the U.S. Constitution.

Referred to as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, it states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

The U.S. Congress designated Aug. 26 as “Women’s Equality Day” in 1971 to honor women’s continuing effort toward equality.

For more information, email Master Sgt. Shakila Grate at shakila.grate@ us.af.mil or Master Sgt. Marisa Turner at marisa. turner@us.af.mil.

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