Stars Celebrate Women’s Equality Day – See Celebrity Tweets!
It’s Women’s Equality Day, a holiday commemorating the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women in America the right to vote. Many stars are now celebrating women’s rights, but also pushing for more advancements in gender equality. See celebrity tweets below.
The U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day in 1971 after legislation to do so was introduced by Congresswoman Bella Abzug. 2016 marks the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being passed into law in 1920. Observing the day is President Barack Obama, who wrote, “Nearly 100 years ago, women broke down barriers to the ballot box, moving us closer to a more equal nation. Let’s finish what they started.” In her first of several tweets honoring the holiday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wrote, “Countless women fought to win the right to vote. On the anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s adoption, let’s recommit to protecting it.” Meanwhile, Clinton’s former presidential rival Bernie Sanders noted, ’96 years ago today, women fought for the right to vote, and they won… But the struggle is far from over. We must always build upon our progress, and continue the fight for women’s rights.”
Reese Witherspoon wrote, “Thank you to all the women who came before me who fought for my equality. #EmpowerWomen,” and Viola Davis simply wished, “Happy #WomensEqualityDay!” along with a screenshot of a quote by Maya Angelou. Sarah Michelle Gellar expressed, “Although I wish that was every day, I will still celebrate today!!” Victoria Justice wrote, “Happy #WomensEqualityDay!! So much progress has been made & will continue to be made. #proud.” Meanwhile, Chris Colfer said, “Happy anniversary of the 19th Amendment!”
Pharrell Williams tweeted, “Look up at the stars and thank the women who helped us reach them,” while Nancy Sinatra said, “The world would be a much safer, better place if more women were in charge.” Quincy Jones joked, “If men knew they had to give birth, there’d be 0 population!! Women are strong & deserve to be treated as such,” and Dax Shepard similarly quipped, “I think an asset for any world leader would be making decisions w/o worrying how it reflects on their dick size.” And Maria Shriver tweeted, “Happy #WomensEqualityDay! So many women have worked so hard to make all of us equal. Hats off to them!”
Mia Farrow expressed “gratitude to the women who fought for our rights and renewed commitment to continue the battle,” while Connie Britton offered, “It’s #WomensEqualityDay! What could be sexier? Dudes, celebrate your strong women and how much better we make each other side by side!” Elizabeth Banks wrote, “We still have work to do,” and added a link to buy a shirt that says “badass,” which she described as “the perfect tee for #WomensEqualityDay!” And Patricia Arquette conveyed, “On this- Women’s Equality Day we need to look at what changes we need to make to ensure Women are Equal in the courts and workplaces of US.” Gossip Cop will update as more stars celebrate Women’s Equality Day.