Joint Resolution on Role of Women Suffragists





On 2 August 2005, on the eve of the 85th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, President Bush signed P.L.109-49, legislation expressing the "sense of Congress" regarding the role that was played by women suffragists who fought for and won the right of women to vote in the United States.

Introduced in the House of Representatives as H. J. Res. 59, by Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), this resolution highlights some of the most important figures in the women's suffrage movement, the actions they undertook for the right to vote, and resolves that a national day of recognition be created in honor of the suffragists. Glen Taylor Elementary School students Hannah Low and Destiny Carroll inspired the resolution by starting their own petition drive and collecting hundreds of signatures supporting the idea of a national day of recognition.




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