Nancy Pelosi and Rita Henley Jensen Celebrate Women's Equality Day With Words

Pelosi and Jensen honor the suffragists who gained votes for women 90 years ago.
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Aug. 24, 2010 - PRLog -- On August 26th, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Rita Henley Jensen, Women's eNews Editor in Chief, encourage the commemoration of the women who fought for the right to vote 90 years ago.

To honor Women's Equality Day Women's eNews will publish a special commentary written by Speaker Pelosi declaring the importance of women seizing their right to vote:

"We stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us. Let us remember the fierce determination of the women who won for us the right to vote, the right to engage in the political process. Let us honor their sacrifice, engage in the political process, and embrace your right to vote!"

Rita Henley Jensen will extend an invitation to readers for an event to celebrate this momentous day with Emmy Award-winning producer Marlene Sanders in a screening of her 1972 documentary, The Hand that Rocks the Ballot Box, which tells the story of how American women began to run for office and became involved in the political process.

In a commentary released to Women's eNews subscribers, Jensen will remind them that the push for equality will continue after the celebrations:

"Tomorrow, we will return to work with a greater awareness of what it takes to push ahead, knowing that we are making more money than ever, but are still not on a par with our male counterparts; exercising more political power than ever, but still not having enough clout; enjoying more freedoms of movement and travel, but still never feeling truly safe."

Rita Henley Jensen is available for comment about Equality Day and the state of women's involvement in politics and media today at 212-244-1720. For further information on the event or to reprint the Pelosi or Jensen commentaries contact


Women's eNews is a prize-winning nonprofit news service supported by its readers and other donors. Launched in 2000, the independent media outlet provides news coverage unavailable anywhere else of substantive issues of particular concern to women and women’s views on public policy. Rita Henley Jensen is founder and editor in chief.

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