New T-shirt Celebrates Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote
August 2020 is the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave American women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment had to be ratified by 3/4ths of the-then-48 states to be added to the Constitution. By a vote of 50-47, Tennessee became the last state needed to ratify, on Aug. 18, 1920. The amendment went into effect on August 26, 1920. Today, a century later, more than 68 million women vote in elections, because of the courageous suffragists who never gave up the fight for equality.
NATCA and the NATCA Charitable Foundation are proud to join in celebrating these activists and the result of their achievement. Our Union has created a special edition T-shirt to mark this historic occasion.
The cost of each shirt is $25 (+$2.50 for 2XL and +$3.50 for 3XL, respectively). $2 to $5 from each shirt (depending on the size) will benefit the League of Women Voters (LWV). LWV was founded in 1920 to support the new women’s suffrage rights and help women take a larger role in public affairs after they won the right to vote. LWV was a merger of groups founded by suffragists Emma Smith DeVoe and Carrie Chapman Catt. LWV is officially nonpartisan and neither supports, nor opposes candidates or parties. Today, LWV operates at the local, state, and national level, with over 1,000 local and 50 state leagues.
Order shirts here. The initial run of shirts will be sold until midnight on Monday, Aug. 24. Shirts are expected to ship from the supplier 12 business days after that initial run closes (Sept. 9). Please expect shipping delays, because of the pandemic.