Women were Granted the Right to Vote 101 Years Ago

Updated: Jun 10

5 Days! Primary ballots go out June 8, 2020 for Colorado Senate District 31

"Votes For Women." June 4, 1919, 101 years ago, TODAY! The US Congress granted women the right to vote in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. It was a decades-long fight for women to win the right to vote.

We are still fighting for our rights!

  • The right to control our own bodies.

  • The right to equal pay and protection.

  • The right to make medical decisions with our doctors and not lawmakers.

  • The right to have our health insurance cover our birth control.

Women are 50% of the world, and in Colorado are only 34% of our State Senate. With the 2021 session, that number is expected to drop down to at least 31%. We have found out that the only way to change things is to do it ourselves.

Women are running for office in more significant numbers AND WINNING! And I'll tell you a little secret; women govern differently. They are more engaged with their communities. They involve members of their communities when they craft legislation and consider the consequences of their decisions on society more.

Last year, I had the honor to attend a weekend training with an organization called Colorado 50/50. They are dedicated to gender parity in all elected offices, boards, and commissions, and they helped inspire me to run! So here I am 101 years after women earned the right to vote, running for office asking for your vote!

Progressively Better Together,

Maria Orms

A New Democrat for a New Era with New Ideas

I need your VOTE in this Primary to continue my run for office. Your voice is your vote - use it!


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