BISMARCK, N.D. - It has been nearly 100 years since women were granted the right to vote, and the North Dakota legislature is recognizing that milestone.
In the spring of 1919, Congress passed a bill calling for a new constitutional amendment allowing women to vote. North Dakota ratified the amendment on December 1 of that year, and in 1920 women were allowed to vote for the first time in an election. Representative Shannon Roers Jones says it's important to reflect on the history and how the country has gotten to the point it's at today.
“This is just an opportunity to acknowledge the work and the sacrifice of women who have come before us,” Jones said.
The resolution now heads to the house floor with a do pass recommendation.