Congresswoman Johnson Celebrates 100th Anniversary of House Passage of the 19th Amendment
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today issued the following statement celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote:
“Today, we mark 100 years since the House voted to give women the right to vote. This is a moment to celebrate the women who fought to make this right a reality for all women and honor their dedication to our nation. As we gather to reflect on this important milestone, we should recognize that it is because of the commitment generations of women have made to our democracy that I serve today alongside a record number of women in the United States Congress.
“As a Member of Congress, I recognize that the right to vote is the most precious right of any American citizen. It is the collective responsibility of all today to preserve what generations of women before us fought to earn, and I am committed to continuing this great legacy for the sake of this country and the future of our democracy.
“Even with these historic moments, our work is far from over. Women still struggle for the right to equal pay and the right to affordable health care. Today, let us reaffirm our commitment to removing barriers that prevent women in America and around the world from achieving their full potential.”