August marks 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

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Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie Waldron, Special to Valley News August marks a huge milestone. In 1920, women were granted the right to vote nationwide when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. According to the amendment, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Just to be clear, millions of women had already been voting. Fifteen states had granted women full suffrage, and limited voting rights had been granted in another 12. In some states like Colorado and Oklahoma, women’s suffrage passed by elections that were only open to male voters. In California, women received the right to vote in 1911, and in 1918, four women were elected to the State Assembly. Natio
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