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File #: 2020-613    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/25/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 20-143 CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSAGE AND RATIFICATION OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES PROVIDING FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Reso No. - 100th Anniversary Womens Suffrage
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Consent


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 20-143 CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSAGE AND RATIFICATION OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES PROVIDING FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The women's suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right and the campaign was not easy. But on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

The City wishes to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this milestone victory carved into the history of the United States by resolving to honor the memory of the women, and men, who made this inherent human right possible.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

TAKE the following actions:

APPROVE Resolution No. 20-143 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSAGE AND RATIFICATION OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES PROVIDING FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE"


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

One hundred years ago advocates in support of the women's suffrage movement banded together through strength and determination and battled for this fundamental right of citizenship.
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution enfranchised millions of women across the United States following a seven-decade campaign.
The first women's rights convention took place in Seneca Falls, New York, on July 19-20, 1848. Of the 11 resolutions demanding equality - in the workplace, family and education, for example - only women's right to vote drew opposition before ...

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