Negele’s bill commemorating women’s suffrage could soon be law

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, April 8, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 5, 2019) – The Indiana Senate recently supported State Rep. Sharon Negele’s (R-Attica) legislation to help commemorate 100 years of women’s right to vote.

Negele’s bill would create the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to organize and promote activities to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

“Women’s suffrage was an important milestone in our nation’s history,” Negele said. “Women across the country worked tirelessly to clear a path for future generations. Their efforts paved the way for women everywhere to vote and even run for office. I look forward to remembering and celebrating their accomplishments throughout the next year.”

The Nineteenth Amendment was adopted on Aug. 18, 1920, to prohibit state and federal governments from denying women the right to vote. Indiana was the 26th state to ratify the amendment during a special session on Jan. 16, 1920.

House Enrolled Act 1394 is now eligible for action by the governor. To learn more, visit iga.in.gov.

 

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State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents House District 13, which includes all of Benton County, 
and portions of Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties. 
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