Wednesday, August 18, 2010

We've come a Long Way, Baby

Today, the Women voters are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which guaranteeing women the right to vote in United States. The Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and Wichita-Metro Chapter of the League of Women voters (LWV) organize the event on the Capitol steps in Helena. This is a series of events which starting this month and continues through spring 2011.
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920. Montana allowed women to vote six years prior to that. Way to go, Montana!
“Women are a force in life. A factor which must be considered in all problems. Nearly a century later Montana women continue to be a force in life. We continue to labor and care for our communities, our schools, our environment, and our people,” McCulloch told the crowd.
In 1869, Wyoming became the first territory to grant women the vote. Utah, Colorado, and Idaho followed—many saw this as a way to attract women to the new territories—but other regions of the country were harder to persuade.
The Events Beginning at 7pm August 20, 2010 and the public is invited to Wichita State University’s Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 29th North and Oliver to listen to a panel of women discuss women’s issues. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Karen DeCrow will be featured speaker at Friday’s celebration marking the League of Women Voters’ 90th anniversary.
Woman have come a long way in the last 90 years. Lets celebrate, girls

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