Advanced Search

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

1919 was a historic year when it came to ensuring women’s right to vote. On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed what would become the 19th amendment, and two weeks later, the Senate followed sending the proposed amendment to the states for ratification. In just over a year’s time, three-fourths of the states ratified the amendment and the Secretary of State certified the ratification, forever ensuring women would have the right to vote.

Fast forward 100 years as we honor the significance of that historic amendment ratification. This year, Delegate Kathy Byron introduced a budget amendment to support efforts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote.

The amendment allocated $395,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from the general fund to provide funds, to be matched at 50% by the Virginia Historical Society, to support this commemoration. The funding was included in the final conference report approved by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor.

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote is another one of the 51 accomplishments by the 51 members of the Republican-led House of Delegates.

Link to This Article

Copy and paste the code below on your site to link to the article.

<a href="http://www.bullrunnow.com/news/article/commemorating_the_100th_anniversary_of_womens_right_to_vote">Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote</a>

PWC to get $91 million in federal COVID Relief funds

“We welcome the $7.2 billion in relief for Virginia and are pleased the Biden Administration has listened to our calls to give states, localities, and tribes significant flexibility in determining how best to use these emergency funds,” said the Senators. “These funds will allow the Commonwealth and localities to recover from the economic harm of COVID, promote public health, invest in broadband, make up for lost revenue, and address many of the other impacts of the pandemic."

Woodbridge man charged with strangulation and assault & battery

Congressman Wittman’s statement on National Police Week

Virginia’s Individual Income Tax filing and payment deadline for 2020 is Monday, May 17

Woman, 24, charged with 3 counts of assault and battery on LEOs at local hospital Sunday evening

Woman out for walk in Manassas electro-shocked by passerby; police looking for suspect

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle near Noblewood Plaza May 6

Man, 85, accused of shooting another man, 63, during domestic altercation in Dale City

Firing of multiple gunshots in nearby areas of Manassas said to be unrelated

Follow Us on Twitter

https://twitter.com/#!/bullrunnow
Welcome Guest! | Login