92 years ago Saturday, women won the right to vote

    Fittingly enough since Pennsylvanians have been talking about voting rights all week, Saturday is the 92nd birthday of the 19th Amendment.

    In 1920, women in America won the right to vote.
    The National Consistution Center is in the middle of celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Constitution, but each amendment has its very own birthday. Ladies, Saturday is your day to celebrate.

    And so it was decided Aug. 18, 1920, “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.”

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