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October 21, 2019

ABA to commemorate 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a program at Harvard

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2019 — To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States, a panel of experts will highlight past, present and future efforts to create equal opportunities to participate in our democracy.

Fighting for Political Power: Women’s Inclusion
from the 19th Amendment to 2020”

This event is hosted by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Center for Public Leadership, Institute of Politics and Women and Public Policy Program in collaboration with the American Bar Association.

Monday, Oct. 28
6-7 p.m.

JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, Mass. 02138

Judy Perry Martinez, president of the American Bar Association, will deliver opening remarks.

The panel will include LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and IOP Fall Fellow; Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States; and Kathleen Sullivan, former dean of Stanford Law School.

Sarah Wald, senior policy advisor and chief of staff, adjunct lecturer in public policy, Harvard Kennedy School, will serve as the moderator.

“The ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s right to vote, launched the largest expansion of democracy in the history of our country,” said Martinez. “This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of voting rights and equal rights today.”

This event, which will be live streamed on the Institute of Politics YouTube page, is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Priscilla Totten at [email protected].

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