Gillibrand calls for legislation to commemorate women's suffrage anniversary

September 02, 2016 06:48 PM

The year 2020 will mark 100 years since women received the right to vote. Friday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new legislation to honor that effort.

She made the announcement at the Susan B Anthony House in Rochester. The bill would provide new opportunities for developing educational programs on the Suffrage Movement. It would also give programs grant money for celebrations of the 19th Amendment. Gillibrand says we've come a long way with women's rights, but there is still a long way to go.

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"I guarantee you, if 51 percent of my colleagues were women, we wouldn't still be debating things like equal pay and access to contraception on the U.S. Senate floor," says Sen. Gillibrand.

Anthony was one of the key proponents of women getting the right to vote.


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