August 18, 2020 marks 100 years* of women’s voting rights, thanks to the amazing women (and men) who courageously fought for our right to vote. I’d be lying if I said I always had a strong passion for voting. I know I am privileged as a white woman and recognize the responsibility I have to continue the fight for those still marginalized. Since 1920, women have gone to the polls in droves and this year will be no different.
Below you will find various resources related to the history of women’s right to vote, how you can register to vote for this 2020 election, non-profit resources if you so wish to use your voice, privilege, time, or money, and a list of agencies working to continue the work towards female empowerment and female rights. And as you should with any election, please take the time to learn each candidates stance on issues directly from their campaign websites, both at the state and federal level.
* BIPOC didn’t have full voting rights until 1965 thanks to the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Resources to learn more about the fight for women’s voting rights and the 19th Amendment
4. A Timeline of the 19th Amendment from Khan Academy
The act banned the use of literacy tests, provided for federal oversight of voter registration in areas where less than 50 percent of the non-white population had not registered to vote, and authorized the U.S. attorney general to investigate the use of poll taxes in state and local elections.
Learn about the impact of the 19th Amendment had on other social issues
General Resources for Voting
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