A Right to Vote
Experience over a hundred years of struggle as forward-thinking women and men pursued women’s national right to vote.
They wrestled staunch resistance over decades ─- political engagements gave way to open resistance with pickets at the White House and outright physical skirmishes along parade routes. Jeannette Rankin, first woman to hold federal office in the United States for Montana in 1916, said, “Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn't make sense not to use both."
The decisive vote on the 19th Amendment acknowledging a woman’s right to vote in national elections was cast in 1920, by a 24-year-old from Tennessee. In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of eligible female adults who voted has exceeded the proportion of eligible male adults who voted.
Join us to learn the heartfelt story of their success.