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The Fight For Voting Rights, Past And Present, On Tuesday's Access Utah

A person wearing a hat drops off a mail-in ballot at a Salt Lake County ballot drop-box.
The Daily Utah Chronicle

On August 26th, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was passed. Women were no longer barred from voting because of gender. Today on Access Utah, we’ll preview an event happening tomorrow celebrating this anniversary and honoring the people, past and present, who fight for voting rights.

Our guests are Whitney Lee, an Autistic Disability Rights and Mental Health Advocate, and Alina Begay, Program Coordinator for Indigenous Student Programs for USU’s Inclusion Center. The event is hosted by Cache Celebration of Women’s Suffrage 2020, and begins at 6:30 tomorrow night on the Historic Cache County Courthouse steps. We’ll talk about this historic milestone for Women’s Equality Day and discuss the ongoing fight for voting rights.

Find more information about tomorrow night's event here.

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.