August 26 has been proclaimed Women’s Equality Day to commemorate adoption of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.  In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, we are sharing the achievements of important women in San Diego law and politics.

A few notable San Diego women include, but by no means is it an exhaustive list:

  • Madge Bradley: first female judge in San Diego County
  • Elizabeth Riggs: 1st female African American judge in San Diego
  • Bonnie Dumanis: first female Jewish & openly gay district attorney for County of San Diego
  • Mara Elliot: first Latina elected City Attorney for City of San Diego

If you are in the downtown San Diego area, stop by our downtown location and check out our display focused on the 19th Amendment and on Equal Rights. There you will see Congressional documents, books, historical pamphlets and more.

The celebration of achievements by women in law and politics continues with the National Women’s History theme for 2018, NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Save the date, November 1, to join us, with co-sponsor, San Diego Lawyers Club for The Case of Rose Bird. The 40th anniversary of the nomination and confirmation of California’s first female Chief Justice, Rose Elizabeth Bird, along with the publication of a new book, The Case of Rose Bird, provided the impetus for this event.