Women's Equality Day March Marked 97th Anniversary of the Suffragette Movement

The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee sponsored a march down Main Street in Flemington, NJ on March 26th to commemorate the 97th Anniversary of the Women's Equality Day, better known as the Women's Suffragette Movement, which gave women the right to vote. 

Women, children and yes, men, attended the event to commemorate this historic event and to remind people that women's issues are family issues.   Clinton Town Mayor Janice Kovach, delivered the opening remarks on the steps of the Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse. Both she and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker read excerpts from Sojourner Truth's 'Aint I A Woman' speech as well as a selected reading from The Declaration of Sentiments established at the first women's rights meeting held at Seneca Falls, NY July 1848.

The march proceeded down Main Street to HCDC Headquarters where local and state Democratic candidates had an opportunity to speak on behalf of women's rights and family issues.  Laura Shaw, Candidate for LD23 General Assembly, gave an impassioned speech reminding us that equal pay for women impacts the entire family, not just the individual. 

The event was covered by FiOS TV.  Click HERE to watch the short video with highlights of the Women's Equality Day March.