An official “Women’s Suffrage Day” would be commemorated in December under legislation approved in its first Senate review Friday.
SJR 3 would declare Dec. 10 as Women’s Suffrage Day. Senator Affie Ellis, R-Cheyenne, tells Cowboy State Daily’s Bob Geha that the bill’s sponsors include every woman serving in the Legislature.
Ellis said she hopes the resolution will lead to conversations about the values behind Wyoming’s nickname of “The Equality State.”
“In this last year, I’ve done a lot of research on suffrage and I was shocked at all the things I didn’t know about,” she said. “So hopefully this resolution kind of prompts some conversations so we can better understand that really important history.”