To the Editor
February 8, 2021, marked the 100th anniversary of Vermont’s ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote ... coming almost six months following its adoption and after women had voted in November 1920.
Contrary to its history of progressive change, Vermont lagged behind the nation on women’s suffrage. Legislators resisted the reform for decades before 1920, when a groundswell of women faced off against Gov. Percival Clement, a perennial opponent of suffrage and prohibition.