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19th Amendment

Great Quotes from Lena Dunham, Gloria Steinem and Others to Honor Women's Equality Day

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Jeryl Brunner

Last week was Women's Equality Day. Ninety-five years ago, on August 26, 1920, women were granted the right to vote as the 19th Amendment to the Unite...

What Ginger Rogers Has to Do With Women's Equality

Susan Danish | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

We have the right to vote and that's a powerful right. But we know that the equality dance is a marathon when we think about the many inequalities that still exist -- you've read about them -- the pay gap, the top leadership gap, the disproportionate number of women living in poverty, and so on!

Standing United With the U.S. on Gender Equality

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Patrick Davies

Today, we celebrate Women's Equality Day, marking the 95th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted American women the hard-won right to vote.

The Fight for Equality and Voting Rights Continue: 95 Years after the 19th Amendment

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Ninety-five years ago, after tireless work by generations of advocates, the 19th Amendment, finally, became the law of the land guaranteeing the right to vote for women. One hundred years ago, the success of the 19th Amendment did not seem so inevitable.

5 Things You May Not Know About the Seneca Falls Convention

Rebecca Price | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Rebecca Price

Notable reformers were present, such as Frederick Douglas. It launched the national career of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. And it set into motion events and relationships that would forever change American society. Here are five things you may not know about the convention.

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Since the year 2020 marks the 100 year commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote, petition organizers argue that the time has long-since come for women to grace our currency, especially our paper bills.

Women's History Inspires an Invincible Attitude

Joan Wages | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

The fact is, Susan B. Anthony was a remarkable woman, and as February 15th was her birthday, it seems a good time to honor her lifetime of advocating for women's rights by sharing a bit about her in this week's post.

A Grandmother on 'Uppity Women', Universal Suffrage and Protecting the Vote

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Ninety-four years ago, August 18, 1920, Tennessee, the last state required to approve it, ratified the 19th amendment to the Constitution. In that moment, due to an "uppity" woman who raised a thoughtful son, American women gained the right to vote.

Watch Your Language

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

The expression "man up" instead of "take responsibility" excludes half the population. And what's the female equivalent of "man up"? The time to excuse this sexist language is long over.

A Woman's Place is in the House... and Senate

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

There aren't many women in the U.S. Congress. In fact we are nowhere near parity; less than 20 percent of our Representatives and Senators are women. Let's learn about some women who changed the face of politics in the U.S.

Lessons Learned From a Female Pioneer

Donna Randall | Posted 05.12.2014 | Education
Donna Randall

As we celebrate Women's History Month in March, events are planned on campuses across the nation to reflect on the achievements of women. Most importa...

Feminism: 4th Down?

Cate Montana | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Cate Montana

Once upon a time, feminism was a clear-cut moral and social imperative and sheer common sense. Now the F word means rants on New Feminism, embodied feminism, Miley Cyrus and rebranding. It's a commodity. Ad agency fodder.

93 Years of Women Voting: Are We Using This Right to Drive the Change We Need?

Kate Michelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women
Kate Michelman

Today, as we celebrate our hard-fought right to vote, let's remind women of the importance of leveraging that right to ensure full participation in electing and re-electing leaders who are committed to women's equality.

Women's Rights and Inequality in America

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

There's the woman whose co-worker had to make a sign designating her as "Engineer" because, in meetings, people would assume she was a secretary. Another woman pipes up to say: "Even if I introduce myself as 'doctor,' male (particularly older male) parents of patients still refer to me as the nurse."

As We Celebrate the 19th Amendment, Today's Iron-Jawed Angels Must Help All Women Succeed

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Ninety-three years ago today women officially earned our right to vote and we've been making our voices heard ever since. We've come a long way in 93 years, but the recent assaults on women's health, worker's voices and voting rights signal that we still have far to go.

93 Years Ago Today, The 19th Amendment Gave Women The Right To Vote

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1920, Congress made history when it ratified the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote. The National Con...

Remembering Alice Paul

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.16.2013 | New York
Pam Allyn

Let's not vote for Eliot Spitzer or Anthony Weiner, for the sake of our daughters and every young woman growing up in New York City and around the world.

165 Years Since Seneca Falls: Continuing to Organize for Equality

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 09.16.2013 | Women
Elisabeth MacNamara

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal." --Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Fall...

99-Year-Old Woman Votes For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices

It's never too late to exercise your right to vote and after almost a century, 99-year-old Rosie Lewis is ready to cast her ballot. Lewis was only...

Conservatives Seek to Celebrate the Constitution by Undermining It

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.

From 1920 Through Today, the League of Women Voters Empowers Voters

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

These days, it really seems like we're in a non-stop election cycle; we've been talking about the 2012 presidential campaign since the day after the 2008 election. But when we go to the polls in November there's a lot more than just residency in the Oval Office on the line.

Out of the Shadows: DREAMers, Democrats and Democracy

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

If you are looking for the stakes in 2012, look with me to the dawn to the twilight and to the shadows -- to the children the seniors and the DREAMers.

Meryl Streep Plans To Open Museum

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

Meryl Streep will appear as Margaret Thatcher in the new film, "The Iron Lady," but the Oscar-winning actress has more on her mind that merely playing...

Women's Equality Yet to Be Fully Realized

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 08.26.2011 | Women
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

As it stands now, the equal rights of women are subject to interpretation of law. That is a risk our mothers, sisters and daughters cannot afford.

Women's Rights -- 91 Years and Still Pedaling a Stationary Bicycle

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 10.19.2011 | Women
Dr. Caroline Cicero

My daughter wouldn't understand why our own country, which ratified women's right to vote 91 years ago, doesn't have the common sense to pass an Equal Rights Amendment, which was first proposed in 1923.