From August 2019 through December 2020, Arlington County will host 19 events to commemorate the brave women who fought for and earned their right to vote in the United States. This initiative is brought to you by several Arlington County employee resource groups, departments and community partners.
Over 5 million women (and many men) struggled for 72 years to win the right to vote for women, which culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The 19th Amendment guaranteed women a specific equal right in the U.S. Constitution for the first time and caused the greatest expansion of democracy on a single day in our nation’s history. Yet few Americans know this story and how difficult it was to achieve success. Follow us over the next year as we commemorate the brave women who fought for and earned their right to vote in the United States.
- August 26, 2019 – Iron Jawed Angels film screening – Central Library
- September 25, 2019 – Women of Color Youth Career Day
- October 18, 2019 – Women’s History Trivia Night – Central Library
- December 11, 2019 – Post-Election ERA Panel
- May 17, 2020 – Girls on the Run 5k
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