WYOMING — In a ceremony at the State Capitol, Governor Mark Gordon will officially proclaim a Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first U.S. law passed guaranteeing women their inherent right to vote and hold public office.
The historic occasion is set for Tuesday, December 10 at 9 a.m. and will include a suffrage walk, the official proclamation, State Capitol tours, public presentations, and premiere of an in-state produced PBS special, State of Equality, a documentary film exploring women’s suffrage in the State of Wyoming.
Governor Gordon says he is proud to honor Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day and celebrate the state’s leadership in valuing the votes of women.
The Governor’s Council for Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Celebration has promoted events such as women-focused activities, retreats, podcasts, exhibits, and declaration of 2019 as “Year of Wyoming Women.” Activities endorsing the proclamation will continue into 2020 and public is encouraged to join the state in celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Wyoming women’s movement.
See the full list of events at travelwyoming.com
President Trump this week signed legislation co-sponsored by Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) honoring the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage nationwide. This signing comes after Congresswoman Cheney introduced a resolution earlier this month calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize “Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day” to honor the 150th anniversary of the state granting women the right to vote.
During a brief exchange in the Oval Office, President Trump admitted he learned something from the Wyoming Congresswoman.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Representative Liz Cheney, likewise an incredible job, and actually I just learned something, Liz would you say what you just told me about Wyoming?
REP. LIZ CHENEY: Sure, Mr. President. Wyoming is the first place on earth where women had the right to vote. We’ve been voting 150 years in Wyoming.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Number one, number one. That’s a pretty good record!
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