On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the House’s approval of the 19th Amendment, which recognized women’s right to vote. The amendment was ratified by the required three-fourths of the states and became the law of the land a little over a year later, on Aug. 18, 1920. Read more in The Daily Signal.
In 2017, Congress established the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, with the goal of observing the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment with a series of programs and activities. President Trump appointed Heritage President Kay Coles James to the commission of 14 women, who then unanimously elected James as commission chair.
James stated on Tuesday, “This centennial celebration ensures that we don’t forget the sacrifices, struggles, and the hard-fought victory to secure women’s right to vote … I know that the leaders of the early women’s movement would certainly be proud to know that today, the women’s vote outnumbers that of men and that women are vigorously exercising the franchise that they fought so hard to secure.”
From The Daily Signal: 100 Years Ago, the House Voted for Women’s Suffrage. Here’s the Back Story.
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