Women’s Day Eleanor Roosevelt suggested in 1939 that a Democratic Women’s Day become an annual event. Building on Eleanor’s suggestion, each federated club in Pennsylvania is urged to celebrate Women’s Day with a fund-raising event for the benefit of the State Federation Memorial Scholarship Fund.
It was in 1919 that women were admitted to the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee, a year before the passage of the Women’s Suffrage Amendment. The Democratic Party historically and presently has been responsible, to a conspicuous degree, for the modern development that has given women recognition in government.
In one of her newspaper columns of 1939, Eleanor Roosevelt suggested that there be a Democratic Women’s day celebration. Her proposal was taken up immediately, and Women’s Day has become an annual event since then.