In August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution made it illegal to prevent people from voting based on their sex, enfranchising millions of women around the country. But its protections were not applied equally. Two leading Notre Dame political scientists will discuss what the 19th Amendment did and did not do, the role women have played in the elections of the past 100 years, and the myth of the homogenous “woman voter.”
Bridging the Divide is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, in partnership with the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy.
Originally published at forum2020.nd.edu.