Women’s Suffrage Resolution passes Michigan House
March 29, 2022 @ 12:00 am
The Michigan House passed a Women’s Suffrage Resolution on this day in 1912. It was a first major step toward granting Michigan Women the right to vote. The bill was passed by a significant majority in a 75-19 vote. According to a Lansing State Journal article published at the time, “It was a somewhat unexpected victory and won in the last two hours before the measure was submitted to the vote of the house.” While this was an important step, it would take until 1919 before full suffrage was granted to women in Michigan, and up to August 18, 1920, before the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified.