August 08, 2019

The 19th Amendment Then and Now: Lessons for the 21st Century

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Friday, August 9, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco (Yerba Buena Salons 10 & 11.)  




Pete Williams, 
NBC News Justice Correspondent




Harmeet Dhillon, 
Founder, Dhillon Law Group, and RNC National Committeewoman


Hon. Bernice B Donald, 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Daniel Ortiz, 

Professor of Law and Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, University of Virginia Law School


Professor Camille Gear Rich

Professor of Law and Sociology, USC Gould School of Law

The Centennial of the 19th Amendment provides the legal profession the opportunity to celebrate 100 years of women’s constitutional right to vote, educate the public about the Nineteenth Amendment and the battle for women’s suffrage, and promote laws that ensure women’s full and equal exercise of their right to vote and to participate in our democracy. This panel discussion will use the Centennial as point of entry to explore the legacies of the Amendment and engage in provocative conversations about how to ensure full and equal exercise of the right to vote for all. 

Co-Sponsors: Commission on the 19th Amendment; Section of State and Local Government Law; Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Standing Committee on Election Law; Division for Public Education; Office of the President; Commission on Women in the Profession; Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice; and the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.

Primary Sponsors

Commission on the 19th Amendment

Section of State and Local Government Law 


Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice

Commission on Disability Rights

Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession

Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Commission on Women in the Profession 

Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline

Division for Public Education 

Office of the President 

Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Standing Committee on Election Law 

Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress

Special thanks to our generous supporters:

Nick Allard

William R. Bay

Tom Bolt

JoAnn Engelhardt

Roberta D. Liebenberg

Judy Perry Martinez and Rene Martinez

Pauline A. Weaver