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Women's History

“We are pleased that the images of several of the inspirational leaders who fought to secure the right to vote for women will grace our nation's currency," said President MacNamara.

With Women’s History Month 2016 wrapping up, League president Elisabeth MacNamara joined with other women’s political and history experts at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum to discuss women’s leadership and public service and their impact on public policy in both a historical and contemporary context.

In a time of great cynicism about politics and apathy among voters, Suffragette serves as a good reminder to look back and remember what life was like for those once excluded from the political process.

Test your knowledge of the 19th Amendment and learn more about the fight for women's suffrage in the U.S. with our interactive quiz!

Read President Elisabeth MacNamara's Huffington Post article on the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Ninety-five years ago, a single vote in the Tennessee legislature guaranteed that the 19th Amendment, securing women the right to vote would, at last, become law.

We honor those who gathered at the Seneca Falls Convention to end barriers denying women equality and the right to vote. Ninety-five years after our founding, League members continue their work by Making Democracy Work®.

Ninety-six years ago today, Congress passed the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, and was sent to the states for ratification.

The League is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month and to celebrate a little of our own history, 95 years after our founding. How well do you know the League’s impact on Americans’ lives? Test your knowledge and learn more about just a few of the League’s great accomplishments over the past 95 years!

As a part of Women’s History Month, I was thrilled to join a special event in honor of the four women who have served as members of the United States Supreme Court.