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Lawmakers introduce Women's Suffrage Day bill


Last updated 1/12/2022 at 9:33am

Women fought a decades-long battle for the right to vote, and now lawmakers want to memorialize the crusade by designating March 22 Women’s Suffrage Day.

The 19th Amendment, prohibiting voting discrimination on the basis of sex, was passed over a century ago, with Washington becoming the 35th of 36 states to ratify on March 22, 1920.

The House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations received notes and commentary from the public regarding the proposed bill during a remote hearing Jan. 10.

Janie White, representing the Washington Education Association, voiced support for the bill...

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