Governor Gordon signs SJ03, a resolution on Wyoming Women's Suffrage day

The resolution was amended during consideration in the House to include this acknowledgement of national suffrage history: "Whereas despite the passage of the 19th Amendment, women of color continued to face barriers with exercising their right to vote, as American Indian men and women were not recognized as United States citizens permitted to vote until the passage of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, and ongoing racial discrimination required the passage and implementation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965; and whereas, achieving voting rights for all women required firm and continuing resolve to overcome reluctance, and even fervent opposition, toward this rightful enfranchisement.”

The resolution as well as the documentation of its passage through the Legislature is available at: https://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2019/SJ0003.