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19th Amendment

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

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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.

Theater of the Every Day Epic

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

In a world where shocking corruption, violence, and injustice meet stunning generosity, future-making discovery, and a rebellious hope, we need a theater that gives us new ideas, not just a good time.

Lucia Graves

Pelosi Talks Women In Politics, Slams Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a small gathering in San Francisco Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) honored the 90th anniversary of national women's suffrage, saying ...

Celebrating the Women's Vote Amendment in the Age of the Tea Party

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As we celebrate the 19th Amendment, the progressive story of our constitutional history -- the story of our still unfinished constitutional journey towards a more perfect union -- is under assault.

Waiting for Equality

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

As the 19th Amendment gave women equality at the polls, the Paycheck Fairness Act will give women equality in the workplace. It is the next milestone in the fight for equal rights, and the Senate must act now.

Little-Remembered Stories of Women and the Vote

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The problem with articles about women's suffrage is that "were given" is dead-on inaccurate; even the wording, "got the vote" does not begin to explain the battle that women suffragists waged in order for women to vote.

The Women's Deliberation Movement

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

In this era, we can no longer afford for deliberation, defined as "leisureliness of movement or action; slowness" to define us as women.

Ten Tremendous Women Who Never Married

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

The following women serve as a sweet reminder that you don't need anyone but yourself to live an incredible life and have people remember you long after you're gone.

The Battlefield to the Domestic Front: A Note on Women's Equality Day

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

Today, women stand ready to serve, and in Iraq and Afghanistan, leaders placed their trust in women to lead. It is time we do the same at home.

Sex and Voting

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified by the necessary two-thirds of the states and women were granted the right to vote. Somewhere Abigail Adams was smiling.