November 29, 1996
City voters will know what to make of the Big School Deal when they learn how well spending per pupil catches up to state average.As soon as he sees what Counsel Starr is up to, Bill will head straight back to Thailand.Serbs voted wrong so the courts corrected them.Republicans must decide which is easier, trying to please women or repealing the 19th Amendment.Pub Date: 11/29/96pTC
October 9, 2001
NEW YORK - Kansas state Sen. Kay O'Connor, a self-described "old fashioned conservative lady," recently admitted that she "does not celebrate the enactment of the 19th Amendment in 1920" - a woman's right to vote. "We have a society that does tear families apart," said the Republican legislator, who originally entered the workplace to assist with her daughter's medical expenses. "I think the 19th Amendment, while it's not an evil in and of itself, is a symptom of something I don't approve of. The 19th Amendment is around because men weren't doing their jobs, and I think that's sad."
August 25, 1995
SEVENTY-FIVE years ago tomorrow, the Secretary of State certified the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing to women the right to vote.It had been a long struggle, and it took longer still for many women to exercise their hard-won right. Historians say that women did not vote in large numbers until the 1952 presidential election.Today, women play a pivotal role in U.S. politics at all levels of government. In the current races for elective office in Baltimore City, voters take for granted the fact that women are waging strong campaigns for all three city-wide offices.
August 30, 1995
Women had to fight for the voteAmerican women who had long been denied the right to vote were given that sacred responsibility on Aug. 26, 1920 when the 19th Amendment giving women the responsibility and right to vote became law. It reads as follows:''Section 1. 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.Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article...
August 26, 1995
Look around the political scene and it is hard to imagine public life without the participation and influence of women. Yet as the 75th anniversary today of the ratification of the 19th Amendment reminds us, the emergence of women as a political force is a relatively recent phenomenon. Despite the fact that women won the franchise in 1920, they didn't vote in large numbers until the 1952 presidential elections. And not until the 1980s did significant numbers begin running for office.The indomitable women who steered the 19th Amendment to its official ratification would find many things to warm their hearts in the current political scene.
February 14, 1995
Before Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Susan Faludi and other modern feminists, there was suffragist Christia Adair. She fought for women's right to vote, even though she knew that as a black woman in Texas she would not benefit from the passage of the 19th Amendment.Adair, and scores of other feminist foremothers, paved the way for contemporary feminists (as well as millions of other women) to live and think on equal terms with men.With "Women in Action: Rebels and Reformers from 1920 to 1980," the League of Women Voters reminds us of those largely anonymous activists.