New York State Women's Suffrage Commission

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Chair

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Commemorating Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary

Because of Them

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. Follow Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul for updates and join the conversation using #NYWomenLead.

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.

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Are you hosting a Suffrage Centennial event? Please let the Commission know so that we can add it to the State's calendar.

About the Women's Suffrage Commission

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Help Us Find the Lost Sentiments

The Declaration of Sentiments is a lost piece of New York State history. Help us find the lost Sentiments.