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Celebrate 100 years of women voting Tuesday with AFL-CIO’s Shuler

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Aug. 18, 1920, women gained the Constitutional right to vote after a century-long fight for equal representation. This year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. With less than 80 days to the 2020 election, the urgency to mobilize working women to vote is paramount in the goal of electing women candidates and candidates who advocate for women, and to getting this country back on track in the wake of the pandemic and its disproportionate impact on women, especially women of color.

In honor of the anniversary, the Office of Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler is hosting a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time to celebrate women’s right to vote and uplifting the issues affecting working women. The event — moderated by Dr. C. Nicole Mason, President & CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research — will feature panelists Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Cindy Estrada, Vice President of UAW; Cassandra Hammond, Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus of Laborers; and Alvina Yeh, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA).

Click here to register for this Facebook Live roundtable.

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