Rep. Nisly: Statehouse monument honoring suffragettes to be erected thanks to new law

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:00 am

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2021) – The Statehouse will be home to a new monument honoring Hoosier suffragettes thanks to a new law supported by State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Milford).

Nisly said Senate Enrolled Act 6 extends the Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission's work to 2024 as they create a Statehouse monument honoring the 19th Amendment. Nisly supported the 2019 law creating the commission, which was tasked with commemorating the 100-year milestone of women's right to vote in Indiana, but the group was set to expire this year.

"Suffragettes in Indiana rallied and marched for years before our state ratified the 19th Amendment," Nisly said. "Recognizing their courage and dedication with a monument will enshrine our gratitude toward their historic efforts and uphold their legacy."

Indiana was the 26th state to ratify the 19th Amendment during a special session on Jan. 16, 1920.

The new law provides that the monument shall be installed before Jan. 1, 2024.

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State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Milford) represents House District 22,

which includes portions of Kosciusko and Elkhart counties.

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