Women's Right to Vote Day *Updated photos from event*

Illinois Sufferage

June 10, 2019 is "Women's Right to Vote Day" in Illinois. House Resolution 382 recognizes the important role Illinois played in achieving that right.

An event commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Illinois being the 1st state to ratify the 19th Amendment was held at the Thompson Center, Chicago.

Historical Proclamation displayed

Audra Wilson - Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois, Juliana Stratton - Lieutenant Governor, and Senator Tammy Duckworth holding up the Proclamation from June 10, 1919, when Illinois was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment.
 
 Janet Craft, talking with Margaret OHara while they were waiting for the ceremony to begin
 Janet Craft, talking with Margaret OHara waiting for the ceremony to begin.
 
League members who attended the Right to Vote Day Celebration
League members who attended the Right to Vote Day Celebration
 

 

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