Saturday, August 26, 2017

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is dedicated to celebrating the women who overcame obstacles and earned the right to vote through courage, determination and leadership. It is important for today's girls to know that their voices matter and that the right to vote should not be taken for granted.

Check out a sampling of badges can earn after different levels in Girl Scouting to better understand government and the importance of voting:

Inside Government
Do you ever wonder what exactly the government is and does? Active citizens should know the basics of government! Explore laws that affect you every day, meet people who work in government and be active in government yourself!

Finding Common Ground 
Democratic governments exist to help citizens with differing opinions find common ground- the place where people's thoughts, opinions and beliefs intersect Investigate how our government does it and how you can too!

Behind the Ballot
In a democracy like ours, voting is not just a right, it is a responsibility! It's how you make your voice heard. Explore the importance of voting and find out about the electoral process in the United States and around the world.

Public Policy
If you want your voice to be heard by government, it helps to know about public policy. Learn how citizens can work to effect change in a community or even in a country.