NEW STUDY: Arizona Top State For Women’s Equality

News Release

August 25, 2020

PHOENIX⁠ — Arizona ranks in the top 5 of states for Women’s Equality, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub. The study compared all 50 states across three key dimensions: Workplace Environment; Education & Health; and Political Empowerment.

Arizona also ranked in the top five for the “Smallest Political Representation Gap” and “Smallest Work Hours Gap” subcategories, and was listed in the top 10 for “Workplace Environment Rank.”

“Throughout our history, Arizona has been a leader in the fight for women’s equality, including becoming one of the first states to expand voting to women” said Governor Ducey. “We’ve got more work to do, and Arizona will continue to focus on policies that expand opportunity for all."

In 1912, Arizona became the tenth state to grant women full voting rights, nearly eight years before Congress ratified the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, which granted women the right to vote nationally. Additionally, Arizona was the first state to have had four female governors.

The Governor recognized August 2020 as Women’s Suffrage Month in Arizona to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Women’s Equality Day is tomorrow, August 26, and the Arizona State Capitol will be lit purple and gold to recognize women’s rights and suffrage. Organizations, businesses, and private and public buildings are welcome to join in the purple and gold lighting tomorrow.

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