The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley celebrates Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2020 and the advancements made towards achieving political, economic, and social equality. The date commemorates the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th constitutional Amendment, granting women the right to vote in the United States. During February of this year, Leagues nationwide also celebrated the organization's centennial birthday.
The League of Women Voters of Northern Valley, a chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV), is a non-partisan, grassroots civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The LWV was an outgrowth of the 19th Amendment passed in 1920 giving women the right to vote. Today, the LWV operates at the state and local levels through more than 700 state and local Leagues in all 50 states and in Washington D.C., the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong.