In 1893 Colorado gave women the right to vote, the first time in history that women's suffrage was granted through a popular vote. The very next year voters sent three women to the State House of Representatives. Since then, over 240 women have served in the Colorado General Assembly. Now Colorado leads the nation with the highest percentage – 40% – of women in our state legislature.
Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado tells the unique story of political women in Colorado. The compilation of oral histories from past and current female elected officials will result in a documentary film and a rich historical archive to be used for generations to come.
So what's going on in Colorado? Is there something in the water? Why does Colorado have this proud history of electing women to public office?