The counsel of women

MedBow guided by woman council and mayor


November 3, 2021

Mike Armstrong

The all female government of Medicine Bow is (left to right) Council member Sharon Kahl, Mayor Sharon Biamon, Council member Dawndee Yocom and Council member Cindy Chace. Council member Lucy Schofield is not pictured.

Wyoming is known as the Equality State as it was the first in the United States to give women the right to vote.

There may have been some self-serving reasons by men in power during that time but, from that time in 1870 when women voted in Wyoming, the United States went on the track of equality. The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920 and all women could vote in the country.

On March 22, 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification. First proposed by the National Woman's political party in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment was to...

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