Declaration of Equality
This declaration, proclaimed by American women united in purpose,
commends to this nation the wisdom and obligation of achieving equality.
This declaration, inspired by the efforts of those who have come before,
recognizes that although equality is in sight, it is not yet fully in place.
This declaration, dedicated to enabling children to reach adulthood with full expectations
of equality, advances the belief that a true sharing of leadership and responsibility
among women and men will inspire an unprecedented dimension of American excellence.
Without equality we cannot truly claim that we
the people, are fairly self-governed and free to pursue happiness.
Equality is both a measure of our democracy
and its hallmark. It is the foremost feature of
justice and it is descriptive of our common humanity.
There is an urgency to this matter
because equality delayed is opportunity denied.
This declaration, signed by willing hands pledged to devote their time, talent and tenacity to the fulfillment of all
that equality promises, is now submitted to the hearts, minds and collective conscience of the American people.
With faith in humanity, we resolve to fulfill the promise of our nation and the potential of American women.