”It took just over a year after Congress approved the 19th Amendment for the required two-thirds of states to ratify the amendment and grant women’s right to vote in our constitution,” Elisabeth MacNamara, president, U.S. League of Women Voters, said in an email.
During this final push, Carrie Chapman Catt, leader of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, founded the League of Women Voters to “finish the fight,” and educate millions of women about the power of their votes, MacNamara said.
The league invites you to test your knowledge of the 19th Amendment and learn more about the fight for women's suffrage in the United States with an interactive quiz.
The league continues to work to ensure that every eligible voter has free and fair access to the polls.
“Today, we are building on this legacy by working to keep the power of our democracy in the hands of the people,” she said. “ The fight for universal voting rights continues today, so as we mark this historic anniversary, we are reminded how valuable our right to vote remains.”
Be sure to gather information and vote in every upcoming election. It’s important to our democracy.