Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment that protects against discrimination based on sex around the right to vote for all citizens.
First introduced to Congress in 1878, the 19th Amendment was finally adopted in 1920, making it illegal to deny the right to vote to any citizen based on gender. August 26th, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of its passage.
We encourage women to use their voices in our democracy not only for themselves, but to honor the women who fought so hard for the right to vote, and for the millions of women around the world who are still fighting for it.
To celebrate this day in our country's history and the power of women's voices everywhere, more than 100 female associates from the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium joined together to help encourage and empower women everywhere to use their collective voices for good using seven simple, but powerful messages:
Celebrate Women's Voices
Lift Every Voice
Use Your Voice/Usa Tu Voz
Rise Up and Vote
United we Vote
Women's Voices Matter
In the words of the late Congressman John Lewis, "The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent we have in a democratic society." The vote is a collective voice of the community, that when exercised together has the power to shape our country. Today, we honor the men and women who made a woman's right to vote a reality.
Whether you go to the polls or mail in your ballot, please join us, make your voice heard and VOTE.