Happy 95th Birthday to the 19th Amendment!

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, was ratified. The following week it was certified by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, officially enshrining the new law into the U.S. Constitution.

Although it was made law in 1920 with ratification by three-quarters of the states, it wasn't until 1984 that the final state, Mississippi, passed their ratification.

The League of Women Voters was there from the beginning!

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    On June 4, 1919 Congress proposed the 19th Amendment. Although the amendment SAILED through ratification votes in a few states, it took energetic advocating by a dynamic new organization called the League of Women Voters before Tennessee, on August 18, 1920, became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and enshrine it in the Constitution.

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    But the DRIVE for ratification continued ... by 1923, Connecticut, Vermont, and Delaware ratified the 19th Amendment.

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    Alabama, Maryland, and Virginia decided to GIVE ‘EM HELL by officially endorsing women’s right to vote in the 1950’s.

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    More than a decade later, Florida GOT ON THE BUS and ratified the 19th Amendment in 1969.

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    As the movement for women’s equality was finding its GROOVE the early 1970’s, Georgia, Louisiana, and North Carolina added their votes in favor of the 19th Amendment.

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    In 1984, 64 years after the 19th Amendment was enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, Mississippi JOINED THE PARTY by becoming the last state to vote for ratification.

Celebrate the 19th Amendment by taking action! Tell Congress restore the landmark Voting Rights Act!