100th Anniversary of League of Women Voters

100th Anniversary of League of Women Voters

Officers of the Dallas Equal Suffrage League were first to enroll for the Primaries 1918
Updated 3/17/2020

2019 and 2020 are important anniversary years for women voters.

On June 4, 1919, Texas became the ninth state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U S Constitution. On October 19, 1919, the League of Women Voters of Texas was formed in San Antonio. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, became law. 

Earlier today, we heard the beginning of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States: "We, the people." It's a very eloquent beginning. But when that document was completed on the seventeenth of September in 1787, I was not included in that "We, the people." I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people." [Barbara Jordan]

Related Events

Keep an eye on our events page.

      • Summer Sizzlers- Meet and Greets! Cool Refreshments-Hot Conversations, July 23 or August 6
      • Women’s Equality Day Celebration August 21
      • LWVTX Celebrates 100 Years Strong! October 19