Celebrating 100 Years

 

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, assuring women’s right to vote. Also in 2020 the League of Women Voters (LWV) will celebrates its 100th anniversary. Lincoln,NE and Lancaster County joins more than 700 other local and state chapters to celebrate these historic milestones.

As we look to a vibrant future on the threshold of our next 100 years, the League is excited that dedicated members across Nebraska continue to steadily attract significant numbers of activists who share the League’s commitment to Making Democracy Work.

Women’s Suffrage Reading List (courtesy of Lynn Roper)

National Geographic: Why Voting is Important 

Watch the PBS American Experience film The Vote

Exploring how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for — and against — women’s suffrage, The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then — and continue to dominate political discourse today.

Votes For Women: Nebraska’s Suffrage Story
Nebraska History Museum Exhibition August 16, 2019 – January 2, 2021, 
Voting Rights:Ensure Every American Can Vote Brennan Center