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How to Continue the Fight for Women’s Voting Rights, 100 Years After the 19th Amendment

     That’s why it feels so sticky to celebrate the 19th Amendment today. Fighting for a place at the polls has been a multi-century battle for women—women of color in particular. Restrictions prohibited Latina, Black, Asian-American, and Native-American women from voting until decades after the 19th Amendment was ratified. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 helped put a ballot in the hands of more women of color, but it didn’t solve the problem of long queues, restrictive voter ID laws, early closing times, or breakdowns in modern machinery, which can lead many voters—especially those in marginalized communities—to turn their backs on the polls, as we witnessed during the Georgia state primary. […]