On this date in 1919, the 19th Amendment, which states that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex”, was approved by Congress. This amendment was the result of many years of campaigning, and fighting for women’s rights. It was the symbol for a large amount of progress, ever since the first convention for women’s rights took place in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. It has been a very twisted and amoral path to women’s suffrage, but this day is certainly historical, to say the least.
“In my life, I’ve looked up to women leaders from Nebraska like Governor Kay Orr and Congresswoman Virginia Smith” Senator Deb Fischer said. “Today I’m proud to stand beside the women of the Senate to honor the suffragists and other strong women who came before us.”
It’s crazy to think about how different voting for women means today than it did 100 years ago. “It is inspiring to see how far women have come in the last 100 years” Senator Fischer also said. I thank them for leading the charge for women of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.”
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