Washington, D.C. \u2013 U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., introduced a resolution to designate Dec. 10, 2019 as Wyoming Women\u2019s Suffrage Day to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Wyoming granting women the right to vote.\r\n\r\nOn Dec. 10, 1869, the Wyoming territory became the first territory or state to grant women the right to vote. This resolution would emphasize Wyoming\u2019s role in granting women the right to vote 50 years before the ratification of the 19th Amendment.\r\n\r\n\u201cWyoming has been a leader for women\u2019s equality and we are proud of our history behind this movement,\u201d Enzi said. \u201cFrom the first woman to vote to the first woman to be governor in the country, Wyoming women led the way. This resolution celebrates the monumental achievements of Wyoming women \u2013 and the continued contributions made by women to our state and the country.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cWyoming is the nation\u2019s trailblazer for women\u2019s equality,\u201d said Barrasso. \u201cWe earned the nickname \u2018The Equality State\u2019 for being the first state to grant women the right to vote. We\u2019re proud of the strong women leaders who have called Wyoming home, including the first elected woman governor and the first female justice of the peace. With this resolution, the entire nation can join us in celebrating Wyoming leading the charge for women\u2019s equality.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe resolution also recognizes Wyoming and its citizens\u2019 many other achievements that earned its \u201cequality state\u201d motto, including having the first woman in the world cast a ballot; being the first state with a jury to include women; having the first woman justice of the peace; being the first state to elect a female governor; and having the first female court bailiff.