Next month marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified in the United States, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone was a long and difficult battle, requiring decades of agitation and protest. In the years since the ratification, women voters have become a key factor in election outcomes across the country.
Research shows that since the 1980’s women have consistently outvoted men in national elections. In fact, during the 2018 midterms women turned out at greater rates than men among every age group except those over 65. A recent pew poll found that a majority of Americans believe that women’s suffrage has been the most important milestone in advancing women in the U.S.
This Take Action Tuesday, celebrate the upcoming centennial of the 19th Amendment by getting women to the polls.
- Save the Date. On August 6th join AIT and our partners for 19th Amendment: Past, Present, and Future. This virtual town hall will explore the history of the women’s suffrage movement, and feature conversations with the current and future leaders advancing women across politics, sports, and entertainment. Keep an eye on your email, tomorrow we’ll release a special announcement along with the registration link.
- Get Involved.Take our Register 20 in ‘20 pledge and commit to helping 20 people in your network register to vote ahead of the 2020 election. Every vote matters!
- Spread The Word. Share your pledge as well as information about the upcoming town hall on your social media accounts using the hashtag #Explore19In20. We want to share your stories with our community.
What are some creative ways you’re encouraging your network to get engaged in civic life? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.