The 19th State to Ratify the 19th Amendment Plans a Commemoration

By Carla Charter

Along with Maine celebrating its bicentennial in 2020, the state will also be commemorating the state’s ratification of the 19th amendment, on November 6, 1919, giving women the right to vote. “We were the 19th state to ratify the 19th amendment in 1919,” according to Ellen Alderman, leader of the Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative. The two-year long commemoration will include Maine’s ratification of the 19th amendment as well as the passage of the 19th amendment nationally in 1920.

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Ellen Alderman