Statement on Women’s Equality Day

Statement from ORP Chairman Jane Timken on Women’s Equality Day – 8/26/19
Columbus, OH – “Today, we celebrate 99 years since the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
“The suffrage movement has helped women accomplish much over the past century, and is the reason we have greater equality today. As the first female Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, I have firsthand experience of how this movement carved a path for female leadership. Equal representation is important so every voice can be heard, and we are seeing that now more than ever before.
Everyone benefits when women succeed and take part in our democratic process. We owe many of our freedoms and achievements to the women who fought to pass the 19th Amendment in 1920, and I will forever be grateful for their impact on our history.”