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Two new, original pieces of art now hang in the Indiana Statehouse to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. 

Joyous greetings! Seems like a strange sentiment in these troubled times, but it also seemed odd when expressed by women in France, Germany, England and yes, the United States as they wrote letters to one another in the mid-1800’s. They communicated and offered support as they labored, sometimes from prisons, for human rights for women, enfranchisement among their issues. So again, “joyous greetings,” because thanks to them, we have the vote.

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It’s been exactly 100 years since Indiana approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

Hundreds of people – most of them women – celebrated the historic anniversary at the Statehouse Thursday with state legislators and officials, including Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, the fourth woman to hold that office. Crouch says while 2020 is a time to celebrate women’s democratic achievements, there’s still work to be done.

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Indiana is gearing up to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote.

A new state commission met for the first time this week to begin planning..

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. And the General Assembly this year created the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. It’s comprised of lawmakers, state officials and business and non-profit leaders.