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Last updated 2/12/2020 at 3:54pm

The Library District is throwing on a party hat for 2020, a big year for celebration.

It’s the centennial of women in the U.S. gaining the right to vote. The 19th Amendment was ratified Aug. 18, 1920, and added the words: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” to the constitution.

As Washingtonians, our foremothers led that fight and secured our voting rights a decade before in 1910.

The women’s fight to become enfranchised is long and dates back to the formation of the Washington...

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