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Celebrating Women’s Constitutional right to vote on August 26
American women were granted the right to vote 100 years ago this week. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was made law after Republicans regained control of Congress (the Democrat-controlled Congress had voted the amendment down four times). Twenty-six of the 36 states that ratified it had Republican legislatures. The movement was led by Republican women like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Susan B. Anthony. Let’s hope their statues remain safe once the truth is out.