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Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

Release Date: February 10, 2020

suf·frage noun the right to vote in political elections.

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing and protecting women's right to vote. On February 9, 1920, New Jersey became the 29th state to ratify the 19th Amendment.

On February 10, Sussex County employees wore purple in honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Jersey.

Wear Purple Day 2020
Employees at the Sussex County Adminstrative Center in Newton. (alternate photo)

Wear Purple Day Celebrating Women's Suffrage
Sussex County Division of Health Employees Wore Purple

Wear Purple Day Celebrating Women's Suffrage
Sussex County Clerk Employees Wore Purple

Wear Purple Day Celebrating Women's Suffrage
Sussex County Board of Elections Employees Wore Purple

Wear Purple Day Celebrating Women's Suffrage
Sussex County Division of Social Services Employees Wore Purple

Wear Purple Day Celebrating Women's Suffrage
Sussex County Main Branch Library Employees Wore Purple

Wear Purple Day Celebrating Women's Suffrage
Sussex County Dennis Branch Library Employees Wore Purple


Women's Suffrage Proclamation