100 Years of Choice

Seeking Celebrates a Century of Women’s Empowerment

It’s been a century since the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, which prohibited the U.S. government from denying citizens the right to vote based on their sex. Since that milestone, women have made great strides across the board—advancing in all fields of industry, gaining additional rights relating to healthcare and education, and diversifying the makeup of our military and government. While these positive changes were happening, outdated ideas about women’s personal lives were eroding and stereotypes were being broken down—and over time, women became more and more empowered to make their own choices and live their lives how they see fit. And that’s exactly what Seeking is celebrating with our 100 Years of Choice campaign, as women have

never been as empowered as now to make their own decisions—including their choices in who, when, where, why and how they date. We’re kicking off our celebration in August to commemorate the official 100-year anniversary of a woman’s right to vote in the United States—and the (political) party won’t stop then, as we’ll be paying tribute to the women’s rights movement through this November’s election. The future is female because of the past, so stay tuned for social posts, blog entries and other inspiring content celebrating the hard-fought journey of women’s rights! And keep an eye out for a new look on our Instagram feed, specifically inspired by the statement colors of the suffragettes !

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Empowering Women in the Workplace

Since gaining the right to vote, women have made significant advances across the board—and the business sector is one place where they have truly shined in recent years.

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Celebrating a Century of Women’s Empowerment

Seeking is celebrating with its commitment to 100 Years of Choice, as women have never been as empowered as now to make their own decisions.

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Learn More About Women’s Rights In Your Community

There are a number of organizations – local, national and global – that are devoted to maintaining women’s current rights and fighting for equality in areas where there still is work to be done. Visit these links to learn more about the progress currently being made and specific resources for women in your community!

National Organization for Women

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States.

League of Women Voters of the US (LWVUS)

The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative

The mission of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI) is to serve as a central organizing and information-sharing entity for programs, projects, and activities that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

The Women’s Rights Movement, 1848-1920

This site is a collaborative project between the Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House’s Office of Art and Archives. Together, the offices serve as the House’s institutional memory, a resource for Members, staff, and the general public.

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.