February 15, 2019
Today we celebrate Susan B. Anthony and her legacy of social reform and her role within the women’s suffrage movement. Even today, Anthony’s well-known voice rings out on behalf of women’s rights and social equality across the nation.
The Utah Attorney General’s Office is proud to partner with organizations like Better Days 2020, who are raising awareness about the value of female leaders in civil and corporate communities, and to work alongside the many women in this office dedicated to public service who follow in the footsteps of Susan B. Anthony and all those who dedicated their lives to this end.
“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing
less.” – Susan B. Anthony
Did you know?
Utah was the first place where women could vote in the modern nation and helped lead the nation in advocating for women’s right.
Better Days 2020, a Utahn non-profit, is dedicated to making sure that message is known state-wide. Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, a member of their Advisory Board, took time to celebrate all that they’ve done and will continue to do for Utah.
“What I love about Better Days…is they are about just reminding us of our history and letting young women today and senior women just have their chance to show what they can do.”
– Attorney General Reyes
Better Days 2020 has a comprehensive plan to raise awareness and advocate for women in civic leadership roles within the state of Utah. This last legislative session, they helped pass a bill to move the statue of Martha Hughes Cannon to the U.S. Capitol building as one of two representative statues for the state. This fall they introduced a curriculum for 4th-7th graders to introduce them to Utah’s role in woman’s suffrage.
Today they unveiled a new Women’s Suffrage Recognition plate now available from the Utah DMV.
“What better way to get the message out than on the back of a car…and take that message across state lines?” – Neylan McBaine, Better Days 2020 CEO
Watch the whole press conference below: