2020 55¢ 19th Amendment: Women Vote
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: August 22, 2020
First Day City: Seneca Falls, NY
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Offset, microprint
Format: Pane of 20
Quantity Printed: 30,000,000
Some women spent their entire lives dedicated to adding the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott were essential in the beginning movement. Their passion helped form the National Woman Suffrage Association and organize the first women's rights convention, known as the "Seneca Falls Convention," in NY. They paved the way for the next generation of strong-minded women to continue their legacy.
Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Paul, and Lucy Burns took the reins around 1910. Paul and Burns organized political protests and started picketing the White House in 1917. Even though they received the support of President Wilson a year later, the picketing continued until the House of Representatives passed the amendment in 1919.
On August 18, 1920, over 65 years of hard work paid off. Tennessee was the 36th and final state they need for the 19th Amendment to be ratified. In 2020, the US Post Office issued a commemorative stamp to honor this important centennial. Although many different approaches were used, their goal was always the same – women's right to vote.