By Senator Barbara Kirkmeyer
In 1920, the champions of the Women’s Suffrage Movement made history with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Since then, women across our state and country continue to change the world. In fact, a record number of women were elected to Congress on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment last year. This Women’s History Month, women in positions of authority and leadership reflect on the trailblazers and mountain movers who came before us.
No one had a greater impact on the American suffrage movement than Susan B. Anthony. An abolitionist, Republican, and lifelong suffragette, Anthony stood tall in the face of fierce opposition. In her life, she saw the abolition of slavery and the early successes of the women’s rights movement she helped lead. By the end of her life, she received the heroine status she deserved and celebrated her birthday in the White House with Republican President William McKinley.