100 year anniversary for women to vote




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WEEK OF MAY 20, 2019



The Women's Vote: Race to Ratification Begins



It's hard to believe that only 100 years ago, the race to ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, began. On May 21, 1919, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the amendment by a vote of 304 to 90 (the House also had approved the amendment in the previous congress, but the Senate failed to concur),

Republican women across the country are already beginning the celebration. Last month, at our Board of Director's meeting, we got a preview from Rebecca Kleefisch, now Executive Director of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission. Events are planned next month in Iowa and Virginia (see calendar below).

Through the months ahead, we will be highlighting milestones along the road to ratification. The right to vote is precious, and as Republican women it is our duty to protect the sanctity of this precious gift.