19th Amendment Celebrated All Over the World

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The Democratic National Committee is celebrating with an op-ed in Politico tying the party's recent legislative accomplishments to the historic victory for women. And the union-affiliated group Healthy Workplace is using the occasion to attack Meg Whitman, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in California. Check out this news release headline: "A Celebration of Women's Suffrage and a Protest of Meg Whitman Whose Voting Record Dishonors that Tradition."

The first National Women’s Rights Convention takes place in Worcester, Mass., attracting more than 1,000 participants. National conventions are held yearly (except for 1857) through 1860. (The second is held Aug. 26, 1869, in Newport.)1868

It was a long journey until ladies got this right that was initially endorsed by President Woodrow Wilson and passed in the House of Representatives in 1918. First this amendment was rejected in the Senate by just three votes but it passed in 1919 after the National Women’s Party fought back the male politicians, telling people to vote against Senators that don’t want this amendment to be passed. The amendment passed with 304 to 89 votes in the House of Representatives and with 56 to 25 in the Senate.

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