By Yazmin Alvarez
With less than 70 days left to campaign , Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, who is running for Congress in California’s 31st district, held a small luncheon reaching out to women voters in honor of Women’s Equality Day.
The intimate gathering, held at Olive Avenue Market in Redlands Aug. 26, brought out about a dozen people in support of Aguilar.
Aguilar chose the market because it represents the success of small businesses, and happens to also be locally owned and operated by three women.
“Women’s Equality Day is an important reminder that there is still work to do to ensure that our mothers, sisters, daughters and grandmothers have every opportunity they deserve,”said Aguilar during a speech. “I stand by your side in the fight for equal pay, access to reproductive choice and support for small businesses so that women can continue to succeed and make our community strong.”
Women’s Equality Day is a nationally recognized commemoration of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution giving women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment was certified into law on August, 26 1920.
Yazmin Alvarez is a reporter with Inland Empire Community Newspapers and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.