Today is Women’s Equality Day, celebrating 99 years since the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted, guaranteeing women the right to vote. This major milestone in the history of our democracy was achieved over decades, even beyond the lifetimes of some of its greatest champions. Passing an amendment to the Constitution is no small feat; after all, it’s only happened 27 times in our country’s history. But as we kick off the centennial year of women winning the right to vote, we mustn’t romanticize the story of the 19th Amendment. The truth is that it did not break down voting barriers for all women—and even today, there is more work to be done.
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