Immediate Release
June 4, 2019
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Honor Women’s Suffrage by Encouraging Modern Women to be Politically Active

Washington, DC — Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) chairman and member of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Heather R. Higgins released the following statement on the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote: 

“The Suffragettes of 1919 would be proud to see the progress women have made during the past 100 years since Congress passed the 19th Amendment. The celebration of this centennial, as well as the centennial of ratification in 2020, should be a celebration of all that American women have accomplished in the political sphere, where today women comprise the majority of all voters (53 percent).

“American women have such political power today that it might be easy to take for granted that just 100 years ago, we lacked the basic right to vote in many states. We are forever indebted to the women who came before us and fought for our right to vote, often at a cost; many were socially ostracized for their views or even jailed or abused.

“At Independent Women's Forum, we strive to honor the legacy of the Women's Suffrage Movement by encouraging modern-day women to be politically active as voters, candidates, and advocates for public policies that aren't just well-intended, but actually enhance freedom, choices, and opportunities for all people.”

Listen to the latest She Thinks podcast episode with Heather R. Higgins discussing the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment here


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