Under the leadership of Supervisors Erin Decker, Amy Maurer, and Monica Yuhas, the Kenosha County Board unanimously adopted a resolution celebrating June 10, 2019, as the 100th Anniversary of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th Amendment, which granted national suffrage to women.
The resolution reads:
- Whereas, on June 10, 1919, Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote; and
- Whereas, June 10, 2019, is the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin making history by becoming the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment; and
- Whereas, Wisconsin women fought for the right to vote for more than a century – well before Wisconsin became a state; and
- Whereas, The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution passed overwhelmingly in the Wisconsin State Senate 25 to 1 and in the Wisconsin State Assembly 54 to 2; and
- Whereas, when the necessary 36 states ratified the 19th Amendment, half of the U.S. population was finally enfranchised on August 26, 1920; and
- Whereas, daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters of the women who fought for suffrage have had their voices heard at the polls for nearly 100 years;
- Now, therefore be it resolved by the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors, that Kenosha County celebrates June 10, 2019, as the 100th Anniversary of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th Amendment granting national suffrage to women.
View the resolution (PDF).