Washington State House Democrats


Suffrage Centennial Celebration

Photo courtesy: Shorpy
Photo courtesy: Shorpy
This weekend marks the Suffrage Centennial Celebration, when we honor the women who fought for their right to vote exactly one hundred years ago. Women in Washington gained the right to vote in 1910. Women from all over the country marched on the U.S. Capitol in 1913.

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving all women the right to vote came seven years later in 1920. Now one hundred years later, it seems so right that women will march in D.C. during the same week that Rosa Parks took her place in the U.S. Capitol. The African American woman who refused to move to the back of the bus is now the only woman to be so honored among statues of men.

Join the march in spirit on Sunday, 3/3/13