Written by The Sun Staff for The Sun Community News on August 18, 2020

JOHNSTOWN | Congresswoman Elise Stefanik recently commemorated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage from the hometown of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the most famous women suffragists in U.S. history.

“The North Country played an integral role in fighting for the women’s right to vote, and I’m proud to represent the birthplace of Elizabeth Cady Stanton – one of the key leaders of the women’s suffrage movement,” Stefanik said.

“I was honored to visit the Johnstown Historical Society today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Suffragists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony forever changed the fabric of our political system to ensure women had the right to vote. At the time of my election, I was honored to be the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Congress in history, and I know this would not have been possible were it not for the incredible advocacy of northern New York women who fought for the right to vote.”

Last year, Stefanik’s bipartisan and bicameral legislation, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, was signed into law by President Trump.

The legislation authorized the Department of Treasury to mint 400,000 $1 silver coins to celebrate the 100th anniversary and help celebrate the suffragists who dedicated their lives to fighting for women’s fundamental right to vote.

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