House Passes Williams' Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Bill
April 11, 2019
Today, the Ohio House unanimously passed legislation to create a statewide commission that will honor the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020. Senate Bill 30, sponsored by state Senators Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) and Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard), now awaits the Governor’s signature.
“The story of the women’s suffrage movement is an important part of our history as a state and a nation,” said Senator Williams. “This commission will not only honor the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, but it will also raise awareness about the 70-year struggle leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment and the years of inequality for women of color after its ratification. There are valuable lessons to be learned from the rich history of women demanding change and progress.”
The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, led by the Secretary of State’s office, will hold events and raise awareness about the importance and historical significance of the 19th Amendment.