19th Amendment to the Constitution:
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
One hundred years ago in 1920, the 19th amendment to the US Constitution was ratified and earlier that same year, the League of Women Voters was founded. Throughout the nation, the state and local Leagues are celebrating this dual centennial with a series of educational events and celebrations. Everyone is invited to attend and participate!
February 6: League Day at the Legislature. Sponsored by the state League, the League of Women Voters of New Mexico.
February 12: “Myth and Reality: a Century of Votes for Women” with guest speaker Christina Wolbrecht from the University of Notre Dame. 6:00-7:30pm at the Zimerman Library, UNM, in the Willard Room, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the UNM Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy, in conjunction with the UNM Political Science Department and Institute for Social Research.
February 15: Centennial Luncheon. Sponsored by LWV Central New Mexico and featuring Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver as the speaker. Reservations are due by February 10th!
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller issues proclamation that February 14, 2020 is “League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico” day.