Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the House of Representative’s passage of the 19th Amendment. Just over one year later, the amendment was ratified and added into the Constitution.
“One hundred years ago today, the House of Representatives came together in a bipartisan spirit to give women their long-overdue right to vote,” Congresswoman Stefanik. “I want to recognize all of the women trailblazers who led the way before us, including women’s suffrage icon Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was born in my district, in Johnstown, New York. Because of their tireless advocacy and determination, women are now the majority of voters in our country – a remarkable achievement.”
At the beginning of this month, Congresswoman Stefanik introduced the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI.) This legislation authorizes the Department of the Treasury to mint 400,000 $1 silver coins in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. For more information, click here.