Penny Nance on Conservatism and Feminism – The Daily Signal Podcast

By March 8, 2019News and Events
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Should women be drafted? What should we do about the #MeToo movement? And how can we reach out to more women with the conservative message? CWA CEO & President Penny Nance joins The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss.

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Editor’s Note: Seeking to highlight the fact that some states took a long time to ratify the 19th Amendment – some as late as 1984—Penny misspoke saying 14 states had not ratified it. All states eventually did. 

She provided this summary for listeners:

Thirty-six states were needed to ratify the 19 Amendment, after Congress passed it (1919). Tennessee was that thirty-sixth state (1920). 

Connecticut, Delaware, and Vermont ratified it within the next three years. Maryland in 1941. Alabama and Virginia in the 1950s. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina between 1969 and 1971. And Mississippi was the last state to do so in 1984.  

Alaska and Hawaii were not states then, but both supported it.  Alaska had given women the right to vote years before (1913), and Hawaii expressed public support for it.