100th Anniversary of Pennsylvania Vote for Women’s Suffrage Celebrated in Harrisburg
It’s been 100 years since the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly voted to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
That anniversary was celebrated inside the Capitol building Monday morning.
The public was invited to wear white and ratify the amendment by signing a copy.
The original ratification document was also on display.
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar shared what she says is the best way to honor those who fought to give women the right to vote.
"Encourage the next generation of women and girls to seek those leadership positions to take part in their democracy because that is how we best honor the sacrifices of our foremothers," said Boockvar. "By doing that, and by ensuring that no eligible voter is ever disenfranchised."
The 19th Amendment became law more than a year after Pennsylvania’s vote in August 1920.