Mayor of Pittsburgh Honors 100th Anniversary of PA's Passage of 19th Amendment

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.

LWV of Greater Pittsburgh President Maureen Mamula and LWVPA Co-President Terrie Griffin with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

LWV of Greater Pittsburgh President Maureen Mamula and LWVPA Co-President Terrie Griffin with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

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.

Celebrating the 19th Amendment

On June 24, 2010, women from across the Commonwealth came together in the Capitol Rotunda to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day Pennsylvania ratified the 19th Amendment granting voting rights to women!

Pat Jordan (LWV of Radnor Township) and LWVPA VP of Government and Social Policy Jamie Mogil

Pat Jordan (LWV of Radnor Township) and LWVPA VP of Government and Social Policy Jamie Mogil

LWVPA VP of Government and Social Policy Jamie Mogil, Governor Tom Wolfe, and immediate past President Susan Carty

LWVPA VP of Government and Social Policy Jamie Mogil, Governor Tom Wolfe, and immediate past President Susan Carty

First Lady Francis Wolf with Pat Stringer and Evey Henderson (LWV of the Harrisburg Area)

First Lady Francis Wolf with Pat Stringer and Evey Henderson (LWV of the Harrisburg Area)