Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATETAKE ACTION
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATETAKE ACTION

Women’s Suffrage Resources

Women's Suffrage Resources

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: 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.

On November 5, 1918, Michigan’s (all male) voters approved a state constitutional amendment granting suffrage to Michigan women. On April 4, 1919, The League of Women Voters of Michigan was established. When the 19th amendment was submitted to the states for ratification on June 4, 1919, the Michigan legislature took only 4 days to ratify the amendment on June 10, 1919. After 36 states ratified the amendment, it was officially adopted on August 26, 1920.

All levels of the League celebrated the dual milestones of the passage of the 19th amendment and the anniversary of the LWVUS in 2020.  Below are some educational and promotional resources concerning women’s suffrage:

Click here for a timeline of the Equal Rights Amendment (as of August, 2022)