The cherished right of women to vote is one hundred years old this year.  On August 26th, we will celebrate Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

The Nineteenth Amendment prohibits the states and federal government from denying the right to vote to U.S. citizens on the basis of sex. This adoption of this change helped empower women to make history over the past century. It continues to empower women today.

Today, American women cannot imagine being denied the right to vote. In fact, they are a key part of the electorate, any way you look at it. Politicians are constantly chasing the women’s vote. Younger women, suburban women, moms, women always matter in the voting booths.  

When women moved from casting votes to regularly campaigning for votes, our political system and all of society changed.  Today there are twenty-six women serving in the United States Senate, which is the highest proportion of women senators in history.  There are 101 women serving as U.S. Representatives. 

America is better because women voters became women leaders.

Women have made a huge impact on other sectors of society as well. Women have forever altered our nation’s college campuses. For decades, college enrollment for females has outnumbered males.

America is better because women voters became women leaders.