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100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage and of LWV in 2020

(Looking for info on our 100th Anniversary Commemoration Party in Fayetteville? Click here.)

First introduced in Congress in 1878, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote was finally passed by Congress and submitted to the states in 1919. It was adopted when ratified by three-fourths of the states in 1920. Arkansas was the 12th state to ratify in 1919.  The national League of Women Voters (LWV) and the Arkansas League of Women Voters (LWVAR) were then founded in 1920.

In 2020, LWV and the our League of Women Voters of Washington County will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the 100th anniversary of the League.

See the links below for more information on the history of LWV, U.S. and Arkansas suffrage, and the 19th Amendment. In Arkansas, women were given the right to vote in primaries in 1917, as explained in the two Arkansas links.

  • Arkansas Public Policy Panel
  • Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas
  • Mental Health America in Northwest Arkansas
  • American Association of University Women
  • Women's History Coalition of Washington County