CWA Celebrates Anniversary of 19th AmendmentWomen Won the Right to Vote 90 Years AgoConservative Women Still Fighting the Media for a “Place at the Table”

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Washington, D.C. – On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Since that time, women have had the right and privilege of voting in every state of the United States. Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s group, with over 500,000 members, made the following statements:

Penny Nance, CWA’s Chief Executive Officer: “Women’s votes have never been more important than they are today. The recent primaries indicate that conservative women are turning out to vote in exceptional numbers for midterm elections, making us a powerful political force. The left would like to portray all women as supporters of the ‘women’s rights’ agenda, but over and over again American women have shown that it’s the ‘kitchen table’ issues that motivate us because that is what affects our families. Sadly, conservative women still have to fight for a place at the table, but not because we are women; it is because of our conservative values.”

Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D., Director and Senior Fellow of CWA’s Beverly LaHaye Institute: “Ironically, a higher percentage of women than men vote today. That fact, true since 1964, means that women are a highly sought after political demographic; we influence pivotal elections at local and national levels. Our main concerns – life, marriage, finances – are the top issues in national debates. Even so, the media continue to distort our influence in their determination to maximize the appearance of influence and dominance of the liberal, pro-choice women and minimize the reality of the strength and determination of conservative, pro-life female voters.”

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