Zonta accepts a Proclamation declaring August 26 Women's Equality Day in Burbank
August 23, 2022 - It's been 50 years since President Richard Nixon designated August 26, Women's Equality Day, to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. Because the struggle for women's rights goes on, the Zonta Club of Burbank was pleased to accept a Proclamation from Mayor Jess Talamantes declaring August 26, 2022 Women's Equality Day in Burbank. Reading from the proclamation, Mayor Talamantes said,
"attaining equality between women and men and eliminating all forms of discrimination against women are fundamental human rights..."
The Proclamation commends and supports all women in the community, their organizations and activities.
In accepting the Proclamation, Zonta club president Kelli Potts, thanked City of Burbank staff and council members for their continuing support of Zonta's goal to build a better world for women and girls in Burbank, the United States and globally. And she reminded them that there is still much work to do to ensure women have equal access to opportunity and the support they need to achieve their full potential.
"We encourage the city council to keep the ideals of this day in mind during their deliberations and continue to work with Zonta and everyone in the community to uphold these ideals." - Kelli Potts, president
Zonta members celebrate their advocacy for Women's Equality Day on the steps of Burbank City Hall.