Republican Party of Texas Vice Chair Amy Clark issued the following statement on the 97-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, establishing women’s right to vote:

“97 years ago today, the deciding vote was cast by a Republican lawmaker in the Tennessee State House that would change the course of American history forever. August 18, 1920 saw the 36th state ratify the 19th amendment, paving the way for women’s suffrage in the United States of America. The Republican Party of Texas is proud to celebrate this momentous day, as we salute our conservative women leaders across the state and this nation!”