WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Representative for the 19th Congressional District, Antonio Delgado, spoke on the house floor to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the House passing the 19th amendment.
That specific amendment grants women the right to vote.
Delgado highlighted the role of Upstate New York and Ulster County's own Sojourner Truth.
In his speech, Delgado said, "I rise today to celebrate the Women's Suffrage Movement, and the women who, at the time, were seen as revolutionary for demanding a voice and representation in our democracy. Today, we applaud the women who organized in Upstate New York in Seneca Falls, who marched down Pennsylvania Avenue, and who lifted their voices across this country to demand 'votes for women!' As we prepare to celebrate a century of women's suffrage, let us acknowledge the tireless work of women to demand the right to vote - and the women, including Ulster County's own Sojourner Truth, who recognized that suffrage still denied equal treatment under the law for all."
Delgado adds that he's proud to celebrate the work of women to demand the right to vote, and the men who stood on the right side of history by voting to pass the 19th amendment.