You Have Power. Use It Well.

The passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 gave women the right to vote. White women. Racism and prejudice continued to keep women of color out of the voting booth until President Lyndon Johnson signed The Voting Rights Act in 1965. Today—more than 50 years later—voter suppression practices continue to silence many eligible minority and marginalized voters. 

You can help them be heard by becoming a modern-day suffragist:

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VOTE

Click the League of Women Voters logo to register to vote, check your registration status, and check for upcoming federal, state, and local elections in your area. 

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HONOR

Find the people from your town who fought for your right to vote using the map pin below. Visit their gravesites on Election Day to say THANK YOU!

PARTICIPATE

Follow the star to find ways to learn more about suffrage history in New York and how you can help write the next chapter! 

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This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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