11 Women's Rights Quotes To Use As Instagram Captions On National Women's Equality Day 2018

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Sunday, Aug. 26, is when we commemorate National Women's Equality Day, the anniversary of the day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was ratified in the U.S. Constitution. It's a big deal — particularly right now, with the November midterm elections starting to loom into view. So it's something deserving of commemoration, whether you make a Facebook status, Snapchat it to everybody you know, go mad on Twitter, or brush up on your knowledge of women's rights quotes for your Instagram captions. The words of the people who fought for women's equality are powerful and deserve to be heard this Sunday (and every day, TBH).

However, it's also worth remembering that the British suffragettes had as their motto the creed "Deeds, not words" — aka, put your money where your mouth is. Put these powerful sentences in places where they'll inspire you and others, and use them to fuel your action — by registering to vote, making sure everybody you know has too, signing petitions, calling your representatives, joining protests, making signs, or however else you choose to exercise your civic power. These words aren't the end of the commemoration; they're the beginning. Now get out there and use your voice.