Ninety-four years ago today, after decades of tireless advocacy, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. The fight for universal suffrage continues today, so as we mark this historic anniversary, we are reminded how valuable our right to vote remains.
Join the League of Women Voters in celebrating Women’s Equality Day and honoring the brave suffragists who secured passage of the 19th amendment by empowering voters in your life with the information they need to cast a ballot in the upcoming elections.
When the League’s founder, Carrie Chapman Catt, spoke at the White House to celebrate the 19th Amendment, she underscored the power of the vote: “The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America…Progress is calling to you to make no pause. Act!"
This year, voters everywhere must do exactly that: Act! The first step is to get the information you need to cast your ballot – get started at VOTE411.org, the League of Women Voters' nationwide voter education resource.
On Election Day, millions of voters like you will head to the polls and stand up for what matters most in your community. Now is the time to learn about important details and deadlines and what you’ll need to cast your ballot. Wherever you live, if you're unsure of what you’ll need in order to vote, VOTE411.org has the answers! Enter your address to find your voter registration deadline, local voting hours, what types of identification, if any, you’ll need to bring to the polls and much more.
Election Day is our opportunity to support our community and have a say in our future. These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities and our future. They’re about us; we all need to weigh in.
Rooted in the movement that made the victory on August 26, 1920 possible, the League of Women Voters has always been committed to educating and turning out voters, and we’re not stopping now.
Thank you for Making Democracy Work®.
Chair, League of Women Voters
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