N.Y. Was 3 Years Ahead of the U.S. Passing This Women’s Rights Law
In 1917, the state of New York passed the first women's suffrage law. It wasn't until 1920 that the 19th amendment was passed giving all female US citizens the right to vote. It has been 100 years since this historic day but it all started with the first women's rights convention in 1848.
Took over 50 years of lobbying for women to gain the right to vote in just one state. It was spear headed by Elizabeth "Cady" Stanton. She is one of the earliest examples of a woman retaining the use of her maiden name after marriage.
Governor Cuomo started the NY Women's Vote Centennial Project. Its an initiative inviting K-12 teachers across New York state to develop projects and activities to commemorate the suffrage centennial in New York.