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In 1920, the United States government ratified the 19th Amendment by changing its constitution to give women the right to vote.


The 19th Amendment is more than giving women the right to vote. It recognizes women as citizens of this country by further defining who “we the people” are in the United States Constitution.

Beyond Suffrage

We invite you to honor and draw inspiration from past and present women whose significant roles and achievements have shaped the limitless opportunities and possibilities that await present and future generations.


The 19th Amendment is not a triumphant culmination, but a milestone in a struggle for equal rights for all citizens. One that isn’t over yet.


Women were often activists within their communities and leveraged the reputation of clubs to further improve the community.


The suffrage story is an excellent reminder that voting is an important civil right that cannot be taken for granted.

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