The month of August marks major milestones in America’s path toward equality: the ratification of the 19th Amendment, in 1920, which extended the right to vote to women; and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, which — along with subsequent amendments — cleared the path to voting rights for people of color.
These turning points are reminders of the progress America is capable of. But more work is needed to fulfill their promise. Individual actions can be among the most meaningful and impactful. Every day, you can take steps to support women — from your friends, to family members, to colleagues, to girls you’ve never met who live across the globe.
Here are a few actions you can take: