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Virginia Federation of Republican Women’s Suffrage Fundraiser
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the passage by Congress of the 19th amendment! The 19th amendment, which officially passed the Senate on June 4, 1919, guarantees all American women the right to vote. We will recount this milestone that required a lengthy and difficult struggle and celebrate the victory that took decades of agitation and protest. The Lorton Workhouse is a historic site where some women of the suffrage movement were imprisoned.
When: Sunday, June 2 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Where: Workhouse Arts Center , 9516 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079
History of the Women’s Right to Vote Amendment:
Suffragists protested outside the White House
1917 – President Wilson had Suffragists incarcerated at the Lorton Workhouse
Public became outraged
1919 – Republicans gained control of the Senate
May 21 – passed Republican led House
June 4 – passed Republican led Senate
Went to the states for ratification