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March is Women’s History Month, and this year’s celebration carries special significance as we recognize the upcoming centennial of the 19th Amendment’s passage into law. As many head to the polls today for Super Tuesday, we recognize the continued importance of voting rights for all.
In August 1920, women first won the right to vote. Yet, despite the 19th Amendment’s passage, millions of women of color and women living in poverty remained disenfranchised through targeted, restrictive measures like poll taxes and literacy tests. The fight for equal access to voting continues today, as voting rights advocates work to ensure that states’ voting laws do no prohibit or dissuade eligible voters from exercising their right to participate in our democracy.
This Take Action Tuesday, celebrate Women’s History Month by ensuring that voting is accessible to all.
- Join us. In partnership with The National Constitution Center, AIT is hosting Women Leading Change: From Voting Rights Onward to honor the legacy of the 19th Amendment and the continued work towards equal voting rights. Click here to join us in Philadelphia or tune into the live feed on March 10.
- Find an event hear you. All year long, The 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative will be sharing information on events happening around the country to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Find an event near you.
- Check Your State. State voting laws are always evolving as new legislation is introduced and passed. Find out what upcoming legislation is being considered in your state, and join efforts to ensure that voting is free and fair for everyone.
How are you taking action this Women’s History Month? Let us know at email@example.com.