HONORING THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 114
(Extensions of Remarks - July 30, 2010)

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                         HON. MARIO DIAZ-BALART

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, July 30, 2010

  Mr. MARIO DIAZ-BALART of Florida. Madam Speaker, next month the 
United States celebrates the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage. On 
August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment gave women in the United States the 
right to vote, and for 90 years, women have been actively participating 
in the democratic process.
  The battle for women's suffrage was not an easy one. It took the 
courage and steadfast leadership of trailblazers like Elizabeth Cady 
Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and all the women who gathered at Seneca Falls 
so many decades ago and began advocating for the right to express their 
views and let their voices be heard at the ballot box.
  As we celebrate this important anniversary, I urge women across our 
great nation to continue taking an active role in the democratic 
process and politics, and to exercise their right to vote, as they have 
for so many years.
  In March, the House celebrated Women's History Month and remembered 
the accomplishments of women in our nation and around the world. August 
26th allows us yet another opportunity to celebrate the history of 
American women and their accomplishments. Today women everywhere are 
breaking barriers and reaching new heights not only in the political 
arena, but also the business world,

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the fields of medicine and journalism, and in advocacy and human 
rights. Their contributions shape our society and make a difference 
every day.
  It is unfortunate that in some areas of the world, women continue to 
struggle for equality and for their right to vote. It is my hope that 
the lives and work of American women can serve as inspiration to those 
who continue their struggle for basic rights around the world.
  Madam Speaker, I ask that you join me in celebrating the 90th 
anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and thanking women across the United 
States for their activism and commitment to keeping the democratic 
process alive.