The 19th amendment was adopted 100 years ago. In an article in The Conversation, experts outline 19 crucial facts about this landmark legislation on its 100th anniversary.
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As over half the population of the planet is female, success for world democracy must include a building a stronger link between women and democracy. Women in the 21st century are set to have a larger political role to play if we continue to dismantle the barriers in the way of their political equality. Also see other suggested articles on subjects like Women Voting Rights, Feminism, Minority Voting Rights or LGBT voting.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference May 21 on the 100th anniversary of the House of Representatives’ passage of the 19th Amendment.
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President Woodrow Wilson was lukewarm towards suffrage but won re-election. This led suffragists to increase activism in view of the 1920 elections.
The State, pushed by people blessed with better life circumstances, decided these marginal women need to be punished by prohibition. Let’s end this madness.
Voting rights are increasingly being repealed in America through legislation. Civil rights icons are fighting back in Congress.
In the long-drawn fight for universal suffrage, black suffragists helped lead the charge in Women’s Voting Rights Campaign.
Voting rights did not come easy for women in America. Black American women in particular played an important role in the fight to vote 100 years ago.
New Jersey might have been the first to ensure that women have equal voting rights with men. But there was some mischief as malpractices marred the process.
New York Philharmonic is celebrating 100 years of the 19th amendment granting women voting rights. To do so it is inviting compositions from 19 women.