Print Friendly and PDF
Consumers pay about $1,100 each for gas used by the trucking industry
Are you one of the people paying high fees for a checking account?

Today is Women’s Equality Day

2010_Votes History Lean Malanchuk StevensonNinety-five years ago today, after decades of struggle and advocacy, women finally won the right to vote with the certification of the 19th Amendment.

”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.

Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)