Celebrating the 19th Amendment
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution made voting a right regardless of gender. But millions of women, including women of color, were still excluded from the ballot box for generations. It wasn’t until 1965 that the Voting Rights Act gave Black women the right to vote, and not until 1975’s expansion of the Voting Rights Act did non-English-speaking women, including many Latinx, Native American and Asian American women achieve the right to vote. Even today, many obstacles to voting still exist.
The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation celebrates this centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment as a hard-fought victory, but acknowledges that there is still much work to be done to ensure equal access to the vote, and broader gender equity and political parity for all people.
Below are New Hampshire Women’s Foundation sponsored or partner events.
19th Amendment Resources
New Hampshire Women Vote 100 — Citizens of New Hampshire who seek to elevate the 19th Amendment and the anniversary of its federal ratification on August 18, 1920.
The 19th* — A nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy — including some great coverage on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. You can also watch videos of some of the sessions from their 19th Represents Summit.
Suffrage at 100: A Visual History — A New York Times visual and written historical context of the 19th Amendment.
Women Run! — Our program to recruit and support women candidates in New Hampshire.