U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 10

Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:01am EST

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WASHINGTON,  Jan. 10, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily
"Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10: WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE

Profile America  - Thursday, January 10th.  Legislation to grant women the vote
was first introduced on this date in 1878, when a  California  senator proposed
the necessary constitutional amendment.  It was buried in committee for years,
and defeated when finally put to a vote in 1887.  But some decades later, the
matter was settled rather speedily.  The 19th Amendment enfranchising women was
proposed in Congress in  June 1919  and became law in August 1920.  In the 2010
election, over 46 percent of female citizens 18 and older reported voting in the
congressional election.  One percent fewer of their male counterparts cast a
ballot.  Additionally, 66.6 percent of female citizens reported being registered
to vote.   Profile America  is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S.
Census Bureau.

Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB12-FF.05

Profile America  is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the
U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments,
ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at  http://www.census.gov 
(look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 




SOURCE  U.S. Census Bureau


Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762,
richard.thomas.reed-at-census.gov
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