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By NationBuilder Support on June 10, 2016

By Rachel Swack and Xiaojing Zeng

Given that most women today have been able to vote their whole lives, it is easy to forget that it hasn’t always been that way. It wasn’t until 1920 that the United States finally passed the Nineteenth Amendment, which states that, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation June 4, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on June 04, 2016


Dear all,
This week has been a busy one - wedged between one daughter's graduation from college, another daughter's graduation from high school, and my own 30th college reunion! I have had a flurry of terrific meetings and conversations with many of you and I am feeling hopeful.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation May 20, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on May 20, 2016


Hello friends,
Though I have no scientific evidence to back this, Friday seems to be getting a tad shorter each week - while the list of interesting news stories and work on women's representation seems to be getting longer.


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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation April 29, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on April 29, 2016


Dear women's representation enthusiasts,

There were several article on the results of the primaries held this week. One from the Baltimore Sun entitled As Barbara Mikulski makes way, Democratic women suffer election losses - this piece and others are a reminder that if we are to win gender parity in our lifetimes we must pursue strategies that are based on institutional change. These recruitment rules and voting system changes have made the difference for women in the 94 countries that rank above the US in women's representation.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation April 22, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on April 22, 2016


Dear friends,

The big news relating to gender parity this week was the long-anticipated announcement that an image of a woman would replace the image of a man on US currency - I am very glad for this 'progress' and for the recognition of the heroism of Harriet Tubman but if women are to gain equal footing in all things whilst we are still alive to revel in it we better speed up the process! Airports, cities, streets, law schools, and buildings are all overdue to be named after women! You can read all the details in this story in the New York Times - 3 out of the 5 women to be featured on the 'back' of the new $10 bill were Quaker!

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