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Making Democracy Work

Yellow Rose - Women in History

Yellow Rose Events raise our historical consciousness by highlighting the history of influential women in US History.
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A yellow rose was used to signify support for the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the United States in the early part of the 20th century. It took 144 years after the founding of our country to get women suffrage. In 2020 it will be the 100 year anniversary of women getting the right to vote. Even though women comprise over 50% of the US population, learning about women in history is not a common practice in our public schools, equal rights for women in the US Constitution has not passed as an amendment and the number of women in politics has never crossed the 25% let alone 50% threshold in state and national legislatures.

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