County Admin Building Lit in Purple & Gold for Women's Equality Day
Supervisor Nathan Fletcher partnered with the Women’s Museum of California to celebrate Women’s Equality Day by illuminating the San Diego County Administration Center, located along the Embarcadero, in purple and gold on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
“Women’s Equality Day is an acknowledgment of the progress that’s been made, but it is also a time to reflect on the significant work that remains to be done,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “All women have not been treated equally, even with the achievements of this centennial. Women of color have had to work harder and fight more to receive the basic rights the 19th Amendment affords them. Going forward, we have to do more to achieve equality.”
Forward Into Light, named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan, is a national campaign to light up buildings and landmarks in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote.
"On August 26, every year, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day," said Felicia Shaw, executive director of the Women's Museum of California. "This year is particularly important because we also celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment which when ratified in 1920 gave women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment helped millions of women move closer to equality in all aspects of American life. We are so pleased that the San Diego County Administration Building is shining light on this important moment in history by lighting the façade of the building in purple and gold, the colors of suffrage," she said.
For more information about the Forward Into Light Campaign, visit: https://www.womensvote100.org/forwardintolight.