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100 Years of Women's Suffrage

Centennial of the 19th Amendment

PRESS RELEASE:

Crowe Applauds Caseyville Public Library for Educating State on Women's Suffrage

from the Office of Senator Rachelle Crowe

"In honor of 2020 being the centennial of women receiving the right to vote, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) partnered with librarians at the Caseyville Public Library to choose a book highlighting the movement for Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus members to read to students throughout the state.

'The book they selected perfectly explained the hardships women have gone through to get the same constitutional rights as men, in a way that children of all ages can understand,' Crowe said. 'We are so fortunate to have the dedicated, competent librarians at the Caseyville Public Library serving the learning needs of Metro East residents.'

Before the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools for the academic year, all 21 members of the Senate Women’s Caucus were given a copy of "A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights” by Kate Hannigan under the recommendation of Caseyville Public Library to read to students to promote education on women’s voting rights.

With respect to the state’s social distancing guidelines, several members recorded a video of them reading the book in the comfort of their homes. The compilation video has been shared with several school and library districts to be communicated with students."

Click Here for the original press release.

Senator Crowe was scheduled to read this book for a special story time at Caseyville Elementary. Principal, Chelsea Clark, is sharing this story time video with all of the students and their families.

The 19th Amendment

by the History Channel

Votes for Women

Founders of the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU), Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst

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Woman's Suffrage History Timeline      provided by the National Park Service

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