Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress

The Standing Committee serves as the Association’s connection to and voice of the legal profession concerning the continued development and effective operation of the Law Library of Congress.

19th Amendment

Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100

Conversation with ABA President Judy Perry Martinez & Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez

The Law Day theme for 2020 is “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.” The Law Library of Congress hosted ABA President Judy Perry Martinez in the Library of Congress on March 11, 2020 for a conversation about the legacy of the 19th Amendment with Law Librarian of Congress and Deputy Librarian of Library Collections and Services Jane Sánchez. Discussed are the lessons learned from the suffrage movement, and how the work of securing equal rights for women is still a struggle that continues into the present day.

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2020 ABA/Law Library of Congress Law Day Virtual Program

Social Movement Changing America: The Legacies of the 19th Amendment

On April 30, 2020, the ABA and the Law Library of Congress jointly hosted a Law Day virtual program, Social Movement Changing America: The Legacies of the 19th Amendment. Kimberly Adams moderated a panel discussion featuring Martha S. Jones, Thomas Saenz and Julie Suk.

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The Great Unfinished Fight: A Conversation with Elaine Weiss and Judge M. Margaret McKeown

This special commemorative program featured a conversation between the Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, Chair of the ABA’s Commission on the 19th Amendment, and Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Learn the gripping story of how women won the right to vote and opened the door to future battles for civil rights. (Click the image on the left to watch the video).

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Mayflower Compact : 400th Anniversary to be Celebrated in 2021.

"Join In: The American Pursuit of Civil Society"

In 2021, the Law Library of Congress & the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress plan to mark the historic 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. Signed in 1620, the Mayflower Compact set a governing framework for the colonists. The Law Library plans to host a new permanent exhibit with the theme of membership and society building, and the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress plans to launch a new traveling exhibit. that will complement the LLC's permanent exhibit. The LLC & Standing Committee also plan to co-host- a series of "Join In" theme-based programs. Stay Tuned for More Information.

Resources

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