Celebrating the 19th Amendment

Dear FJA members,

It has been a pleasure and honor to serve on the ABA Commission on the 19th Amendment as the FJA representative. Please see letter from Commission Chair the Honorable Margaret McKeown. 

Please join in on the last program and enjoy the many recipes in the cookbook. 

Nannette Jolivette Brown
FJA Executive Committee

Message from Judge McKeown / the Commission on the 19th Amendment

It is hard to believe that it has been one year since we met in San Francisco to kick off events for the Commission.  As you know, the plan was for this to be a one-year engagement and our time together is coming to a close. I want to thank all of you for your participation and support of the 19th Amendment.

Our website, ambar.org/19th, will remain active and we have two final projects to roll out:

Conversation with Elaine Weiss—August 24, 12 - 1:00 pm ET.  She is the author of The Woman’s Hour and we are very lucky to have her as a capstone speaker.   Please go here to view the program description and to register. 

The 19th Amendment Cookbook—all of the 100 recipes are in!  We are in the process of editing and production and hope to release the cookbook in August after the annual meeting.

Again, my thanks. And just remember, our Commission may expire, but the long term impact of the 19th Amendment and the many contributions of our grandmothers and mothers and other key supporters will live on. 

Warm regards,
Judge M. Margaret McKeown

Special Issue of the Georgetown Law Journal

In conjunction with the efforts of the ABA Commission on the Nineteenth Amendment, formed to celebrate and commemorate the historic centennial anniversary of the amendment, The Georgetown Law Journal produced a special issue that brings together a series of articles that examine the legacy of the Nineteenth Amendment and the ongoing push for equality. The FJA has been a strong and active supporter of the efforts of the commission.

This volume includes a conversation between Justice Ginsburg and Judge Margaret McKeown, a former FJA president, as well a four articles by stellar scholars: