Celebrating the Past While Working in the Present to Create an Equal Future
Today, we’re celebrating Women’s Equality Day which commemorates the certification of the 19th Constitutional Amendment in 1920, giving women the right to vote.
100 years ago, brave women fought for and won voting equality and that fight continues today to close the wage gap, equalize educational opportunities, end discrimination, provide access to health and reproductive care, and much, much more.
When we started ACDC Co. seven years ago, we laid out 4 fundamentals that we stand behind:
We are FORWARD – equal, open, diverse and creative
We are MODERN – clean, simple, eco-friendly and natural
We are SPIRITED – unique, unexpected, dynamic and uncommon
We are HONEST – authentic, lasting, conscientious and reliable
We have always been proponents of gender equality and support this position in our core principles and daily actions.
Women Must Achieve True Equality
In our business, as in our lives, we celebrate equality for women and work to a build fair, equitable and inclusive organization that allows our community members to thrive. Gender equality is a cornerstone of this belief – equal pay for equal work, an end to gender discrimination and sexual harassment, affordable reproductive healthcare, educational equity, an end to gender-based violence.
Actions are Stronger Than Words
To show our solidarity (and put words into action), we are donating 20% of our sales for the next 7 days (8/26-9/1) to Equality Now, with the mission to achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. Equality Now works to create a just world where women and girls have the same rights as men and boys. They tackle the most difficult issues, challenging ingrained cultural assumptions and calling out inequality wherever we see it. And they use the power of the law to create enduring equality for women and girls everywhere.
What Can You Do?
Thank the women in your life for their courage, hard work, support, love and the continued fight for equality.
Donate time and money to causes that support gender equality. Click to find links to 25 organizations here.
Support female-owned businesses through your purchase of products and services. Here is a list of women-owned businesses by industry.
Register to vote and get out to vote for candidates that stand behind equality.
So much work has been done by courageous women, and so much is left to do by society as a whole to truly achieve equality.
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