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Washington State History
Mon November 8, 2010
Woman's right to vote in Washington turns 100
Today marks the 100th anniversary of a woman's right to vote in Washington State. A day-long series of events is planned for Olympia. The Washington State Historical Socety and the Women’s History Consortium have teamed up with Secretary of State Sam Reed and the Interagency Committee for State Employed Women (ICSEW) on a full day of commemorative moments at the Temple of Justice (home of the State Supreme Court), the Capitol Building and Legislative buildings.
KPLU's Paula Wissel reported on the history of the women's suffrage movement in Washington in a 2009 story.
The Washington State History Museum offers a site with educational slide shows and timelines, bringing this important milestone to life.