New York State Women's Suffrage Commission

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Chair

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Commemorating Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary

Honoring the Fight for Women's Rights

From the inception of the women’s rights movement in Seneca Falls in 1848, New York has been a leader in advancing women’s equality. To honor the centennial of women's suffrage, the State created a Commission to plan and execute programs starting in 2017, which marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, until 2020, a century after the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

The Commission’s programs will celebrate the accomplishment of women’s suffrage and the central role of New Yorkers in this milestone, while also helping shape the future to ensure a more just and equitable society for all.

Events

"Votes for Women" Exhibit

Votes for Women will celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in NYS and raise awareness of the struggle for women’s

Holding the Torch For Liberty

Holding the Torch For Liberty, the jazz musical about suffrage at Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman

Take Part: Learn, Share, Make History

A wide variety of suffrage centennial programs and events are taking place across New York State. At these events, you can learn about the history of the women’s suffrage movement and engage in discussions about women’s equality today and tomorrow. If you’re planning an event, let us know!

Explore Women’s History Throughout New York State

Women's Rights Path Through History

New Yorkers have long led the struggle for women's rights. Explore historic sites commemorating these suffragettes and more modern trailblazing women as well. 

About the Women's Suffrage Commission