Today would have been Susan B. Anthony’s 197th birthday. A life-long advocate for women’s rights, Ms. Anthony traveled across the country fighting to secure a woman’s right to vote. She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery, the right for women to own property and retain their earnings, and she was champion for women’s labor organizations.
Susan B. Anthony played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. In 1852, she founded the Women’s New York State Temperance Society and in 1866 she helped establish the American Equal Rights Association, which called for the same rights to be granted to all regardless of race or sex. In 1869, Ms. Anthony founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) remains dedicated to the fight to end practices creating or contributing to gender inequality, including issues related to economic security, poverty, and violence against women. CWLC is proud to recognize Susan B. Anthony and all of the women who began the march toward fairness, pursuing justice for women and girls of all generations.
Happy Birthday, Ms. Anthony!