Women's Organization and the Washington Examiner Partner To Give Conservative Women a Voice During Historic Celebration

July 30, 2020

CONTACT: Kathryn Alford, Communications Manager
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July 30, 2020


WASHINGTON, DC — In 1919, the United States Congress passed legislation that would redefine our country forever – an amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote. Over a year later, in August 1920, this legislation was ratified by the states and became the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

To honor this significant moment in history, the Network of enlightened Women, also known as NeW, and the Washington Examiner are pleased to announce the 2020 NeW Essay Contest will run August 3 to August 16. Women can submit an essay here.

This scholarship contest is open to all female high school seniors and college students. Participants will be invited to respond to the following prompt for the chance to win a $500 scholarship and the opportunity to be published.

Women in America won the right to vote 100 years ago this month. Why is this historic moment worth celebrating? As women today, how can we ensure the women who fought for this right are never forgotten? Why is it important that women are active in the political process and vote?

“The NeW Essay Contest gives women the opportunity to reflect on and write about the significance of the movement to win women the right to vote and how it has impacted women in America. It is important that young women honor the men and women who fought to ensure women can vote today. NeW continues to educate, equip, and empower young women through programs like the NeW Essay Contest,” said Karin Lips, Founder and President of NeW.

"The Washington Examiner is proud to be part of this celebration. It is such an important date in America's history  a date that moved the nation closer to achieving the ideals made plain in its founding documents. We are glad to encourage students to write about the significance of the Constitutional amendment that gave women the vote, and I look forward to publishing the best of them," shared Hugo Gurdon, Editor in Chief of the Washington Examiner.

The winning essays from the 2019 NeW Essay Contest were featured in the Washington Examiner on Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2019. Read the winning high school essay and winning college essay.

For more information about the 2020 NeW Essay Contest, visit the NeW website or contact Kathryn Alford at [email protected]org or 571-310-5388.


NeW is the nation’s premier organization for conservative and independent-minded young women. NeW educates young women on conservative principles, cultivates a community in which to discuss and strengthen these ideas, and emboldens them to speak out on campus and in their communities.

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