U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Female Senators to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined all of her female Senate colleagues to introduce a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. The resolution, introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), seeks to honor, reaffirm and preserve the historic precedent set by the ratification of the 19th Amendment in further promoting the core values of our democracy as promised by the U.S. Constitution. In the coming weeks, Congress will mark the centennial of the House and Senate passage of the Amendment, which was then sent to the states for ratification.
“A century ago, after decades of struggle by brave women and men, our nation finally extended to women the most fundamental right in our democracy – the right to vote,”said Senator Baldwin. “We still have more work to do, and more glass ceilings to break, but it is important to celebrate this monumental anniversary and all the progress that women have made in the last 100 years. This resolution recognizes and honors the struggle to secure the vote for American women and thereby taking a major step forward as a nation.”
The full text of the resolution is available here.
Senator Baldwin’s Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Act, which was enacted in 2017, created a commission charged with planning and executing programs, projects and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment.
The resolution is also cosponsored by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Patty Murray (D-WA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Tina Smith (D-MN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
An online version of this release is available here.
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