Women's Suffrage National Holiday
  • Petitioned United States Congress

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Women's Suffrage National Holiday

    1. Nikki Burgett
    2. Petition by

      Nikki Burgett

      Mooresville, NC

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920. This amendment prohibits any citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex. This amendment granted women the right to vote in every state across America. The Women's Suffrage movement was led by suffragist Alice Paul. She was also the original author to the Equal Rights Amendment. This is an important day for all women in the United States of America, and deserves to be recognized at the national level. As of today, there are no national holidays that recognize American women. As Alice Paul spent her life fighting for the rights of women, we now ask that you fight for her recognition at the national level.

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    • Nora Onayemi SILVER SPRING, MD
      • 8 months ago

      As the first child of my parent, my father refused to send me to high school though I was gifted because of my sex. He would rather put me in arranged marriage until I signed a contract with him to not get pregnant. He was adamant about it though sent as many as four male cousins to college. I was completely naive and not sexually active then too.

      It's important to start recognizing and appreciating women that worked hard with history and made it happen. It is important to do this for our future. The past paved the way for us, it's time to think more about the future of girls through relevant steps thus empowering all.

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    • Felicia A. Saunders COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      All women in the United States of America deserves to be recognized at the national level for efforts like this.

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    • Dennis Horton OAK HARBOR, WA
      • about 1 year ago

      this effort is still incomplete, much more is required for promises in the constitution

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    • Connie Gelfer WESTERVILLE, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      It recognizes women as having equal rights -- and the right to the same pay for the same job, etc., which we still have not accomplished. Woman's efforts to be equal should be recognized.

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    • Eric Peters COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      Justice delayed is justice denied.

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