The Wisconsin 19th Amendment Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee
& Wisconsin Historical Society
WHEREAS, while the 19th Amendment allowed many women to vote, minority women faced additional forms of discrimination so the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was an important but imperfect piece of legislation, needing to be strengthened by additional legislation in 1970, 1975, and 1982. Even now there are people still fighting for their voices in the polls, and
WHEREAS, the history of Wisconsin’s women’s suffrage movement is not a diverse one, we are a diverse state, and
WHEREAS, Wisconsin women are all unique, with different occupations, races, marital statuses, religions, education levels, economic statuses, sexual orientations, ages, and more but we are all unified by identifying as women, and therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that as women we will make our voices heard in the polls and in political offices across this great state to form a better Wisconsin for future generations so that women and men may fully realize their rights as citizens and people.
Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration
June 10 | Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda
Photos courtesy of Middleton-Cross Plains Times-Tribune. Reprinted by permission.
More photos of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration from the Wisconsin State Journal.
"Now more than ever, it’s important that we celebrate and elevate women and their contributions to our communities and our state while also acknowledging the important work we still have yet to do for equity, equality, and the inclusion of women across our state. I know this committee will serve as an important effort to educate folks and celebrate women's suffrage and the 19th Amendment in Wisconsin." Governor Tony Evers
“A century ago, after decades of struggle by brave women and men, our nation finally extended to women the most fundamental right in our democracy – the right to vote. We still have more work to do, and more glass ceilings to break, but it is important to celebrate this monumental anniversary and all the progress that women have made in the last 100 years. This resolution recognizes and honors the struggle to secure the vote for American women and thereby taking a major step forward as a nation.” Senator Tammy Baldwin
On the unanimous Senate passage of US Senate Resolution 212 cosponsored by Senator Baldwin celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote.