The 19th Amendment and Our Unfinished Work
As our nation mourns the loss of Justice Ginsburg—a stalwart champion for gender equality and voting rights—we continue to mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which prohibits the federal government and the states from denying or abridging the right to vote “on account of sex.” What role does the 19th Amendment play in the arc of constitutional progress? For whom was this amendment’s promise illusory? What have the 19th Amendment’s effects been on the health and vitality of our democracy? And as we prepare for the historic election in November and future elections, what more needs to be done to ensure that the right to vote exists not only on paper, but in the lived reality of women across the nation? These questions and more will be answered in an online event on Thursday, October 1st, from 5-6pm ET, featuring a keynote address by Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and then a panel conversation featuring the following experts:
- Elizabeth Wydra, President, Constitutional Accountability Center
- Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress, and former Policy Director for First Lady Michelle Obama.
The conversation will be moderated by CAC Vice President Praveen Fernandes.
Closed Captioning for this event will be available for viewers on CAC’s Facebook page.