Dear Friends of 180,
The 70 year fight for women’s right to vote was finally won 100 years ago in August of 1920. Despite this victory, there were further challenges as women were discouraged from exercising their right to vote – even after the amendment was ratified and became law.
At 180, we are especially aware of the importance of using one’s own voice to impart change and we are fully cognizant of the importance of our freedom in exercising the right vote. We acknowledge our brave sisters who came before us who, for more than 70 years – in every town, county and state in America, used their collective voices to ensure that the right to vote could not be denied based on sex.
In New Jersey, we were one of the original 36 states to ratify the 19th Amendment which by August 1920 became law. We are honored to celebrate this 100 year anniversary of women’s right to vote which is indeed a hallmark of U.S democracy.