On June 24, 2019, Mayor Bill Peduto honored Pittsburgh area suffragists in a celebration of the centennial of Pennsylvania’s signing of the 19th Amendment. Members of the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania were present, along with descendants of the women who campaigned throughout the region for womens’ right to vote.
The League of Women Voters will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2020 alongside the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The LWV formed out of the woman suffrage movement in February 1920. For more of our history, visit our website here.