We must do better to make sure women are respected and treated equally

Women.
Women.

I've been fighting for these issues since I took office -- and OFA is organizing around them right now. Add your name to join them in standing up for women's rights.

We must do better to make sure women are respected and treated equally

I've been fighting for these issues since I took office -- and OFA is organizing around them right now. Add your name to join them in standing up for women's rights.

Ninety-five years ago, the 19th Amendment was certified to guarantee the right to vote for women. Today, we celebrate Women's Equality Day in honor of that milestone.

But today is also a day to reflect on how far we still have to go -- in the spirit of those women who protested and organized for a fundamental right nearly a century ago, we must do more to ensure equality for all women.

That means equal pay for equal work, and it means freedom in reproductive health choices. It also means that working women (and men) should have a right to paid sick days and better family leave, because nobody should have to choose between keeping their job and caring for a sick child or parent.

I've been fighting for these issues since I took office -- and OFA is organizing around them right now. Add your name to join them in standing up for women's rights.

When I was a child, my grandmother became one of the first female bank vice presidents in Hawaii. She was a pioneer.

And today we're seeing more and more firsts. Women are Army Rangers. They're NFL coaches, and referees. And the 114th Congress includes more than 100 women for the very first time.

That's visible progress, and it's worth celebrating. But I refuse to stop fighting now -- for the sake of my daughters and yours, we must do better to make sure women are respected and treated equally.

The path toward that future is going to be built by organizers like you -- join OFA or do whatever you can to say you'll fight for it: https://www.barackobama.com/Womens-Equality-Day

We must do better to make sure women are respected and treated equally
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