Texas Democrats Celebrate Women’s Equality Day
Texas Democrats celebrate Women’s Equality Day, in commemoration of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted women the right to vote.
Here in Texas, women continue to endure extreme gender disparity. Texas ranks 47th in the 2014 Best And Worst States for Women’s Equality. [Dallas Business Journal, 8/25/2014]
Vice Chair of the Texas Democratic Party, Fredericka Phillips, released the following statement:
“Less than a century ago, women across the country were fighting for the right to vote. Now, Texas Democrats sit on the cusp of history with two women at the top of the statewide ticket.
“Women have come so far since the passage of the 19th Amendment. More women are now graduating college and earning graduate degrees than men, and women make up nearly half the workforce in the United States. But in Texas, women continue to make 79 cents on the dollar for the same work as a man, this kind of inequality is unacceptable. Texans will make history this November and with Governor Wendy Davis and Lt. Governor Leticia Van de Putte leading our state, we will fulfill the promise of equality for all Texans.”