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Union County Designates August 26 as Women’s Equality Day

Union County Freeholders Linda Carter, Bette Jane Kowalski and Vernell Wright present a resolution to Chief YWCA of Union County Executive Officer Janice Lilien and YWCA Director of Development and Marketing Jennifer Vriens congratulating them on the work the organization performs and designating August 26 each year as Women’s Equality Day in Union County. August 26, 1920 was the day of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, securing for women the fundamental right to vote. The YWCA of Union County opened in 1920 and has been serving the women, children and families of Union County ever since.  (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)