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The Vote

One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote — a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

In its final decade, from 1909 to 1920, movement leaders wrestled with contentious questions about the most effective methods for affecting social change. They debated the use of militant, even violent tactics, as well as hunger strikes and relentless public protests. The battle for the vote also upended previously accepted ideas about the proper role of women in American society and challenged the definitions of citizenship and democracy.

Exploring how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for — and against — women’s suffrage, The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then — and continue to dominate political discourse today.

Support for The Vote on WVIA comes from the League of Women Voters - Lewisburg Area
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Keystone Edition: Scranton - Suffragette City

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Keystone Edition's Larry Vojtko sat down with The Lackawanna Historical Society's Sarah Piccini to discuss the history of the movement in our area.

Keystone Edition: Celebrating the 19th Amendment at 100

Dr. Susan L. Poulson is professor of history at the University of Scranton and author of the book, “Suffrage: The Epic Struggle for Women’s Right to Vote.” She recently sat down with Paul Lazar via Skype to talk about the suffrage movement and the obstacles those taking up the battle had to overcome.

Mary Anne Carter, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, speaking about "Creativity & Persistence: Art That Fueled the Fight for Women's Suffrage," prepared and published by the NEA as part of the centennial celebration of passage of the 19th amendment in 2020.

Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Award-winning Author of books for young people, speaking about, "How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea", published by Harper.

Resources

From Suffragists to Senators

Learn more about the local push for women's right to vote. Presented by the Lackawanna Historical Society

Honor all those suffragettes who paved the way by registering to vote!

Register to Vote in Pennsylvania. The general election is November 3, 2020. The deadline to register to vote in the general election in PA: October 19, 2020.


Request an absentee or mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania.


Covid-19 and Pennsylvania Election Updates.


Accessible Voting for Individuals with Disabilities in Pennsylvania.


Become a poll worker in Pennsylvania.


MyMove State-by-State Guide to Voting.

Voting Resources

Vote.org - A nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to using technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.


When We All Vote: When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American. Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is changing the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to increase participation in elections.


Vote411.org: A nonpartisan nonprofit created by the League of Women Voters Education Fund that provides nonpartisan information on general and state specific election information.


Rock the Vote: A nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.


Ballotpedia: Ballotpedia is a nonpartisan, nonprofit digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Their goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government.

Educational Resources for the 19th Amendment Centennial

Pennsylvania Centennial Celebration Resources - From its early Quaker roots through the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, Pennsylvania was at the forefront of the women’s suffrage story as women and men statewide inspired and advanced some of its most significant chapters.


Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission - created by Congress with bi-partisan support to educate and celebrate the 100th anniversary.


2020 Centennial Initiative - The mission of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI) is to serve as a central organizing and information-sharing entity for programs, projects, and activities that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, educate the public on the legal and social advances resulting from the amendment, and stimulate dialogue to address the ongoing fight for women’s rights.


National Constitution Center Resources on 19th Amendment.


US COURTS: From Suffragette Sashes to Black Armbands, Law Day Distance Learning Focuses on Role of Courts.

Online Exhibitions Celebrating the Centennial

Alice Paul Institute 2020 Centennial Online Exhibition


Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Votes for Women: A History of Persistence


National Archives Rightfully Hers Online Exhibition


Women's History Museum Online Exhibits