(TRENTON) – During today’s Assembly voting session, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) recognized the members of the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus by name, asking each member to stand in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.
Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle released the following statement:
“One hundred years ago, the United States adopted the 19th amendment, prohibiting states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens based on sex.
“I and my female colleagues in the Legislature would not be here today if not for the courageous work of the suffragettes and advocates who pushed the boundaries for women’s suffrage, including those who continued to carry the torch until all women, regardless of their race, could vote. Nevertheless, they persisted.
“New Jersey and all 50 states are better because of the voices of women. While we may not always agree on policy and the best path forward for our state, the women of this Legislature are always united in working for the best interests of the people we serve. Our work is the materialization of the wildest dreams of the advocates who came before us.”