“The day may be approaching when the whole world
will recognize women as the equal of man.”
— Susan B. Anthony
As we start Women’s History Month in March and on the eve of the League of Women Voters hundredth anniversary next year, it’s important to recognize and celebrate the lives of some of the great women who fought with all their might to get the 19th Amendment passed in 1920. Think of them when you mail in your ballot or enter the voting booth on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.
The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920, just 6 months after the passage of the 19th Amendment. Beginning as an organization dedicated to helping the women of the United States exercise their newly-granted voting abilities, it has since expanded into supporting all citizen participation with their civic duty and right to vote. The League has always been nonpartisan, choosing to remain removed from party politics. It does not support or oppose any candidates at any level of government, instead working to provide its members and citizens an opportunity to take part in the democracy of the country.
Today, a century after its founding, the League has become an integral part of the country, expanding over all 50 states with chapters in over 700 different communities.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Alice Ma, Senior at Irvington High School, has put together the account that celebrates the women who won the fight for our right to vote and then helped found the League of Women Voters. Please look to the column on the left to click and view the research Alice Ma put together on our founders - League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary