Lawmakers, Public Celebrate 100 Years Of Women’s Right To Vote

Feb 17, 2020

There were events all day at the Capitol celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment – guaranteeing women the right to vote. We hear about West Virginia’s suffragists and the need for West Virginia women to engage more actively in the political process.

Host Suzanne Higgins is joined by senior reporter Dave Mistich and reporter Emily Allen for the latest in legislative action.

On March 10, 1920, West Virginia became the 34th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. At the Capitol Monday, there were celebrations marking that centennial celebration. Randy Yohe shares some of the day's activities.

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito was keynote speaker at a ceremony in the House of Delegates Monday afternoon. Monday evening, West Virginia female lawmakers were honored at the Culture Center. Higgins sat down with Julie Palas of the West Virginia Women's Commission and Renate Pore of Kanawha Valley NOW, who helped organize the day’s events.

Tuesday on The Legislature Today, we’ll have a conversation on healthcare policy, as well as coverage of news and activities at the Capitol.