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Oregon 19th Amendment Ratification 100th Anniversary
January 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
On January 14, 1920, Oregon became the twenty-fifth state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which stated: “The right of citizens to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State, on account of sex.” Most Oregon women had achieved voting rights in 1912 and many had been voting since that time, but Oregon was one of the first states to usher in voting equality across the nation with the 19th Amendment.
Come celebrate women’s suffrage with the East Bend (Deschutes County) Library and League of Women Voters of Deschutes County. Hear from a panel of local women politicians on why the vote is important to them, and why they choose to serve. Refreshments and social hour from 7-7:30 PM following the panel for a chance to speak with the panel guests.
The panel guests include:
Nancy Blankenship, Deschutes County Clerk
Sally Russel, Bend Oregon Mayor and
Judy Stiegler, former Oregon State Representative