Celebrating Warrior Queens on Women’s Equality Day

Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Did you know that today is Women’s Equality Day? It commemorates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the long-overdue right to vote in the United States. It is through the relentless advocacy of women-led coalitions over decades, oftentimes at great personal cost, that has paved the way for women today.

And we are dedicated to continuing the fight for empowering women – especially AAPI women – to lead our societies, politics, and cultures.

There is still so much work to be done: AAPI women are severely underrepresented in American political power, with only 10 currently serving in Congress. While AAPI communities make up around 6% of the U.S. population, less than 1% hold elected positions.

By electing AAPI women, we ensure that our leaders understand the complex issues that AAPI communities face – and by turning out to vote, we strengthen our voice.

While there is still a long road ahead, we are on the right track! AAPI voter registration increased 51% between 2008-2016, compared to just 8% nationally. To keep up this progress, we are dedicated to emboldening the fierce Warrior Queen inside every AAPI woman and girl and welcome allies in our movement.

Because when we do, we create more equitable and just societies for our communities and future generations to come.

In our latest episode, Joe Kenny interviews the multi-talented musician Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma. They begin their conversation discussing Dr. Ma’s childhood in Paris, France where she and her brother were first taught music by their father. From there, Dr. Ma recounts the events that led to her pursuit of a Doctorate Degree from Harvard Medical School. Moving through her many successes, Joe then inquires as to what led to Dr. Ma taking the reins as Executive Director of The Children’s Orchestra Society (COS). This episode is just the first part of our conversation with Dr. Ma, so stay tuned for part two on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day:

On August 26, 1920, United States’ Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in the United States. This culmination of half a century of activism and advocacy by women like Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Burns and Alice Paul… (Read more…)

The Rise in AAPI Hate Crime:

Violence against AAPI people, especially women, is happening at alarming levels. From LA to New York City to Atlanta, since March 2020 almost 11,000 hate incidents have been reported to Stop AAPI Hate. From verbal harassment to murder, these crimes are serious and affect our daily lives. We must speak… (Read more…)

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