MORRISTOWN, NJ - During the August 11 Town Council meeting, Mayor Dougherty issued a proclamation in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which will take place on August 18th.
Guaranteeing all American women the right to vote, New Jersey played a significant role in this amendment’s ratification “thousands of New Jersey women advocated for the right to vote on the streets, in the newspapers, in the state capital, and throughout the state, he said.
” It is the hope that this centennial event will inspire future generations to cherish and preserve the historic precedent established by this amendment", said Dougherty.
The League of Women Voters, the Morris County NAACP and the Morris County Women Elected Officials will be celebrating the 100th anniversary on August 30 at 4pm. The celebration will take place at Madison Borough Hall, 50 Kings Road in Madison.
The event will be hosted by Morris Township Mayor Cathy Wilson, Madison Mayor Bob Conley, Mendham Township Committeewoman Amalia Duarte, Morris Plains Councilwoman Nancy Verga, Morristown Councilwoman Sandi Mayer, Mountain Lakes Councilwoman Lauren Barnett, Parsippany Troy Hills Councilwoman Janice McCarthy and Councilwoman Emily Peterson.
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