Law Day: 19th Amendment Turns 100
May 1 is Law Day, a national day that educates Americans on the legal profession and celebrates the role of law in protecting our freedom and achieving justice for all. Law Day was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958, and every year since 1969 has recognized a specific area of law and its impact on society.
This year’s theme is Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100, in which the American Bar Association commemorates the centennial of the women’s suffrage movement. The addition of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution in August 1920 not only empowered women and established citizens’ right to vote, but inspired a number of legal reforms throughout the 20th century.
Find out more here: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/law-day/