The Law Day 2020 theme is “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th
Amendment at 100.” In 2019-2020, the United States is commemorating the
centennial of the transformative constitutional amendment that guaranteed
the right of citizens to vote would not be denied or abridged by the United
States or any state on account of sex. American women fought for, and won,
the vote through their voice and action.
Your Voice • Your Vote • Our Democracy: The
19th Amendment at 100 The women’s suffrage
movement forever changed America, expanding representative democracy and
inspiring other popular movements for constitutional change and reform. Yet,
honest reflection on the suffrage movement reveals complexity and tensions
over race and class that remain part of the ongoing story of the Nineteenth
Amendment and its legacies.