Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, and all of her female Senate colleagues, introduced a resolution to celebrate a historic milestone, the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing for women’s suffrage, to the Constitution of the United States. The resolution seeks to honor, reaffirm, and preserve the ratification of the 19th Amendment in further promoting the core values of our democracy as promised by the U.S. Constitution.
The House of Representatives is voting on a companion resolution today, the 100th anniversary of that chamber’s approval of the 19th Amendment. The Senate will vote on the resolution on June 4, 2019, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the amendment’s passage in the upper chamber.
“Women across the country made countless sacrifices and worked tirelessly to ratify the 19th Amendment,” said Senator Collins. “Though there is more work to be done, this resolution recognizes the brave women who fought for equal voting rights and commemorates this moment for generations to come.”
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In addition to Senator Collins, the resolution is cosponsored by Senators Murkowski (R-AK), Baldwin (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Shaheen (D-NH), Capito (R-WV), Blackburn (R-TN), Warren (D-MA), Ernst (R-IA), Fischer (R-NE), Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Hirono (D-HI), Murray (D-WA), Cantwell (D-WA), Klobuchar (D-MN), Harris (D-CA), McSally (R-AZ), Stabenow (D-MI), Rosen (D-NV), Cortez Masto (D-NV), Smith (D-MN), Gillibrand (D-NY), Hassan (D-NH), Duckworth (D-IL), Sinema (D-AZ).