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senate Bill S. Res. 212

Should the Senate Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage?

Argument in favor

Women getting the right to vote was an important moment in American history, and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment deserves to be commemorated by Congress. Since the House has already passed its own resolution to this effect, the Senate should follow in its footsteps and pass this resolution.

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06/04/2019
It would be great if they respected all of women’s rights rather than just the vote.
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06/04/2019
Yes! And let’s celebrate by banning men’s intrusion into women’s healthcare!
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06/04/2019
Yes this a mile stone that should be celebrated! Too many women take this for granted and we still struggle for equal rights and control of our own bodies.
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Argument opposed

Rather than wasting its time passing this resolution that doesn’t do anything, the Senate should focus its efforts on passing legislation that carries on the 19th Amendment’s legacy of using legislation to change women’s lives for the better.

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06/04/2019
Do the people’s business, work with the President on infrastructure, border wall, Confirm judges in other words do your damn job. #MAGA
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06/04/2019
Get to work we don’t need to celebrate another anything
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06/04/2019
They haven’t done anything all year in office to celebrate.
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  • The senate Passed June 4th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 93 Yea / 0 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMay 16th, 2019

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What is Senate Bill S. Res. 212?

This resolution would formally declare the Senate’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. It’d also express the Senate’s recognition of the 19th Amendment’s role in further promoting the core values of democracy as promised in the Constitution; reaffirm the Senate’s commitment to providing the opportunity for people in the U.S. to learn about and commemorate the women’s suffrage movement’s and women’s role in U.S. democracy; and reaffirm Congress’ desire to continue strengthening democratic participation and inspire future generations to cherish and preserve the historic precedent established by the 19th Amendment.

As a simple resolution, this legislation is non-binding and wouldn’t advance beyond the Senate if passed.

Impact

Women’s suffrage; Senate; and the 19th Amendment.

Cost of Senate Bill S. Res. 212

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-DepthSen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced this resolution to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women suffrage. This resolution would honor, reaffirm, and preserve the ratification of the 19th Amendment in further promoting the core values of American democracy:

“Ratifying the 19th amendment required a challenging and lengthy fight. But after decades of protesting, lobbying, and picketing, women achieved what many would consider a radical change to the Constitution. While the fight for equality has not come to an end, I’m proud to lead this resolution with the support of every female U.S. Senator, to honor the many generations of strong, brave women that fought to ensure the equal voting rights we have today, and inspire generations to come.”

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), sponsor of an identical House resolution and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, says:

“For almost a century, suffragists and activists sought to lead efforts to grant women the right to vote in this country. Because of their hard work, barriers were broken and justice prevailed. As we approach this historic centennial in United States history, it is my hope that this bipartisan legislation will tell the story of the generations of courageous activists who played a pivotal role in the fight for women’s rights. With a record number of 106 women serving in the 116th Congress, I’m proud to introduce this resolution that commemorates the victorious milestone of the women’s suffrage movement.”

This bill has 62 bipartisan cosponsors, including 34 Republicans and 28 Democrats. All of the women in the Senate have signed on as cosponsors. An identical House resolution, sponsored by Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), passed the House unanimously with the support of 169 bipartisan cosponsors, including 136 Democrats and 33 Republicans.


Of NoteThe 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — ratified on August 18, 1920 and certified on August 26, 1920 — granted American women the right to vote, also known as women’s suffrage. The movement for women’s right to vote had been launched nearly a century earlier, at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.


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AKA

A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing for women's suffrage, to the Constitution of the United States.

Official Title

A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing for women's suffrage, to the Constitution of the United States.

    It would be great if they respected all of women’s rights rather than just the vote.
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    Do the people’s business, work with the President on infrastructure, border wall, Confirm judges in other words do your damn job. #MAGA
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    Yes! And let’s celebrate by banning men’s intrusion into women’s healthcare!
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    Yes this a mile stone that should be celebrated! Too many women take this for granted and we still struggle for equal rights and control of our own bodies.
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    Yes, this is a milestone in women's rights, and it's significant that in the first 100+ years of this country women were refused equal rights to vote and participate in government. I think the Senate should mark this milestone and express how important it is to give all Americans the equal, uninhibited right to vote as a mark of our citizenship.
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    Celebrate? Of course. We need to remember that women are important. Our rights are important. Our voice is important. But the Senate does not need a day off for this. Instead, work to promote organizations which help women. ESPECIALLY Planned Parenthood.
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    Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment by protecting women’s rights & bodily autonomy. Protect our right to choose what happens to OUR bodies. Not the crime against humanity that is forced pregnancy, unconstitutionally forcing women to use their uterus to support a life as you would never of it were a kidney or heart. Do you have a heart at all?
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    Absolutely!!! Of course, it could give THE OLD WHITE MEN massive strokes!!!
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    I think it is important that the Senate at least endorse the fact that once in history our country recognized women's rights. If they do not, it would certainly show that the pale-old-men- dominated Senators to be the hypocrites that they, by their actions, appear to be.
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    The celebration should include not only honoring women’s right to vote, but be marked by cessation of the war on women’s health including the right to choose.
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    Yes. And stop the war on women. Keep your hands off my body.
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    Get to work we don’t need to celebrate another anything
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    Women are the future leaders of our Nation.
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    While staying mum as Roe v Wade is trampled? Sure, why not. What’s wrong with a little more hypocrisy at this point?
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    Women must be celebrated. Women’s Shffersge hat be celebrated!!
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    Absolutely yes. Women still don’t enjoy all the liberties men do.
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    Yeah, and you know a great way to celebrate? Ratify the ERA so American women have equal rights under the law in this country! We’ve only waited since 1776.
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    They haven’t done anything all year in office to celebrate.
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    Absolutely. I can't even believe this is question. If women's suffrage is not celebrated then women and marginalized groups should March on Washington to remind our legislators that we are a significant part of the population and we matter.
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    Recognition of the advancement of any human rights is always a good thing. Although we have a long way to go, it’s good to acknowledge how far we’ve come.
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