2020 is an historic year in women’s right to vote in United States elections because the 19th amendment was passed granting women’s suffrage in 1920. To celebrate the event and to remind citizens of those momentous times, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring an essay contest open to all Los Alamos students in grades 9 through 12 attending public, private, or home schools.
The topic of the essay is “U.S. women fought for decades for the right to vote, finally achieving the vote in 1920. What were some of the obstacles to achieving suffrage? Since 1920, there have been many obstacles potential voters have encountered in trying to vote. Discuss one challenge that you think is significant.”
The cash prizes offered are $400 for the first prize and $200 for the second prize. Essays are due Feb. 16, 2020.
For exact details of the contest, please see the League of Women Voters website: lwvlos.alamos.org