Hey, do you all remember August 26 of this year? Especially you ladies. Did it feel particularly... equal to you? Well, if you didn't feel the equality in the air, I guess you weren't paying attention, because today—yes, that's today, September 9, 2013—the city council issued a proclamation declaring Monday, August 26, 2013, Women's Equality Day. It urges Seattle's residents to "celebrate the achievements of women and promote gender equality in our city." Two weeks ago.
Drafted by Bruce Harrell and Jean Godden and inspired by Seattle's gender pay gap, the proclamation is timed to celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, but it's a bummer that we were all celebrating Women's Equality Day without even knowing it. I mean, I would've at least wanted to celebrate by getting a commemorative tramp stamp of 73 cents in change.
A PDF of the proclamation, if you would like to glance upon it in all its finery, is right here.