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To honor Susan B. Anthony by celebrating her legacy on the third Monday in February. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Feb 11, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Feb 11, 2011

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A BILL

To honor Susan B. Anthony by celebrating her legacy on the third Monday in February.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Susan B. Anthony Birthday Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds the following: (1) Susan Brownell Anthony created the first women's movement in the United States and led that movement for more than 50 years. (2) Born in South Adams, Massachusetts, on February 15, 1820, Susan B. Anthony met Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1851 and attended her first women's rights convention in Syracuse in 1852, where she joined the fight to get women the right to vote, arguing that ``the right women needed above every other . . . was the right of suffrage''. (3) The first proposal for women's suffrage was presented to Congress in 1868. (4) Susan B. Anthony appeared before every Congress from 1869 to 1906 to ask for passage of a suffrage amendment. (5) Susan B. Anthony served as the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association from 1892 until 1900. (6) Designated then as the 16th amendment, the first formal women's suffrage amendment to the Constitution of the United States was introduced in January 1878 and stated, ``The right of citizens to vote shall not be abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.''. This same amendment was introduced in every session of Congress for...

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Bill Summary

To honor Susan B. Anthony by celebrating her legacy on the third Monday in February.

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