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San Diego landmarks to light up in honor of women's suffrage

The 19th Amendment was passed 100 years ago today, officially granting women the right to vote
Posted at 7:27 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 22:27:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego will light up landmarks this week in honor of the 100th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement.

San Diego's convention center Sails Pavilion and Balboa Park's California Tower will be illuminated in purple and gold to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment starting Monday until Friday.

"This week San Diego will be illuminated in colorful lights to celebrate the single largest expansion of voting rights in American history," Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer said. "Millions of women can cast their ballots in November because our nation had the collective will to enshrine in our constitution this fundamental right. My daughter will soon be old enough to vote, and this is the time to remember it would not be possible if not for people just like us who 100 years ago spoke out for what was right."

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, the Women’s Museum of California, and Cabrillo National Monument will also join in the campaign.

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was certified on Aug. 26, 1920, after Congressional approval and ratification by two-thirds of states. California passed the right for women to vote with Proposition 4 in 1911.