President Donald Trump referred to women’s right to vote by saying, “Nobody is going to take that one off,” while signing a law honoring that group.
The president joined the celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, which is being celebrated on Aug. 26, 2020, by signing a law stating the Treasury Department will issue 400,000 one-dollar silver coins, according to the White House.
“My administration will always celebrate the immeasurable contributions of women to every facet of American history and life,” President Trump emphasized.
“We will fight for every day, and we will fight every night … to ensure opportunity, prosperity, justice, and equality for all women in the United States,” he continued.
On this occasion, he invited Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to share the global milestone established in her state.
“Yes, sir, Mr. President. Wyoming was the first place on Earth where women had the right to vote. We’ve been voting 150 years in Wyoming,” Cheney replied.
The dollar coins to be issued commemorate the history of the women’s suffrage movement and will celebrate brave heroines who fought for the right to vote, such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman and Ida B. Wells.
At the same event, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) recalled part of the history of women’s suffrage in the United States.
“And it’s important to realize that women’s suffrage was a 72-year process. It started at Seneca Falls, New York. And then, 72 years later, in Nashville, Tennessee — August 18th, 1920 — is when the 19th Amendment was ratified. So Tennessee and New York have a strong history in this, and we’re just thrilled to have this bill,” said Blackburn, who promoted the bill signed into law by the president.
Proceeds from the sale of these coins will go to the Smithsonian Women’s History Initiative [an institution that contains the world’s largest museum, education and research center].