ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI) — Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment becoming law, which gave women the right to vote. A state bill to celebrate this historic law is in the works.
State Representative Sharon Negele of District 13 is authoring the bill. She said it would consist of a Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission made up of 19 members.
Their task would be to organize and promote educational activities for communities throughout the state. This would be a year-long effort.
Negele said this bill is something every state could benefit from.
“Each state has their own specific story and women and men that were involved, pushing towards this ratification,” said Negele. “So pretty good story that each state can tell.”
Negele said Indiana won't be the only state celebrating.
“As the United States, we like to recognize those hundred-year marks in many ways so this one is a very significant one and I think that we'll see this all across the United States,” said Negele.
This bill is awaiting a signature from Governor Holcomb. State Representative is confident the bill will become law.