Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Voting Rights

District of Columbia, May 30, 2019 (Issuewire.com) – Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives wrote a page in the history books by passing H. Res. 354 to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) were joined by members of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the official organization tasked with coordinating events over the next year and a half to honor the 19th Amendment.

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BondGirl Books is celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage by getting educated on the true history of the movement.  Visit us online at bondgirlbooks.com to learn about upcoming book clubs focusing on women writers who are bringing smart back by sharing the hard-fought struggle for women’s voting rights.

For those interested in other activities, visit the commission’s website, WomensVote100.org, for a toolkit of activities that can be hosted across the nation to pay tribute to the 19th Amendment.  The commemoration also honors the amazing suffragist who worked to ensure that all had access to voting.

On June 4, the U.S. Senate will pass a resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of when their chamber voted to support suffrage for women.

In a statement from the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the commission leadership expressed their enthusiasm for the House vote and the events ahead.

“Today’s bipartisan vote honors women who fought for equality at the ballot box when doing so was neither safe nor fashionable,” said Kay Coles James, Chairwoman of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.

“We must never forget the brave, bold women who ignored threats and danger to push us closer to a more perfect union and guarantee voting rights for women,” said Barbara Mikulski Vice Chairwoman of the commission.

“Passing House Resolution 354 launches the efforts of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission,” said Rebecca Kleefisch, Executive Director of the commission. “We have more than a year of amazing celebrations to honor the strong, smart who worked so hard for equal rights at the ballot box.”

Visit http://www.womensvote100.org for information about the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.
Visit http://www.bondgirlbooks.com for information about upcoming BGB Book Clubs.

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