State Assembly Marks Women’s Equality Day

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

(Sacramento) – The California State Assembly marked Women’s Equality Day with a powerful poetry reading  from Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego).  The lawmakers and visitors sat in awed silence as Assemblymember Weber presented the poetry of Sojourner Truth, Carolyn M. Rodgers, Langston Hughes, Mari Evans and  Maya Angelou.  She received a standing ovation when she concluded the reading. Women’s Equality Day was established in recognition of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Watch Assemblymember Weber’s presentation in this Assembly Access video.