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HARD WON. NOT DONE: Winning, Extending, and Defending Voting Rights

Recorded August 26 - The 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified by the state of Maine in November 1919. It was officially adopted as part of the U.S. Constitution in August 1920. Hard Won. Not Done. was held on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, August 26th. Leigh Saufley (Dean at the University of Maine School of Law) hosts a panel discussion on how women won the right to vote, who was left out, ongoing efforts to ensure universal suffrage, and the security of the 2020 election. Panelists include Anna Kellar of the League of Women Voters of Maine; Alison Beyea from the ACLU of Maine; Maulian Dana, Penobscot Nation Tribal Ambassador; Anne Gass, Maine author and historian; and Krystal Williams, attorney at Bernstein Shur.