NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100

Women’s Equality Day Virtual Commemoration

Building on Our Past, To Pave Our Future


View a full recording of the event here: https://bit.ly/2QrcHEJ


August 26, 2020, Women’s Equality Day, makred 100 years since the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. NJ Women Vote commemorated this significant anniversary by inviting New Jerseyans of all ages to celebrate the women who have led and continue to lead our state government.

The Women’s Equality Day celebration, co-sponsored by the New Jersey Division on Women (a division of the Department of Children and Families) and hosted virtually by Thomas Edison State University, took place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on August 26, 2020 via Zoom. The event featured a special panel of dynamic women in state government, moderated by Debbie Walsh, Director of the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University. Panelists included: New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, New Jersey Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman. Secretary of State Tahesha Way and First Lady Tammy Murphy provided opening remarks. The event concluded with powerful performances from poet Susanna Rich and professional storyteller Queen Nur.