Some Congress Members Are Wearing Yellow Roses: Why?

RoseOne of the three colors of the suffrage movement in America is gold, along with purple and white.

On May 21, 2019, some male and female members of the Congress of the United States have chosen to wear yellow roses to honor the 100-year mark of the woman’s suffrage movement passing in the House of Representatives.

In 1920, women were given the right to vote.

The color gold represents life and light. In 1913, the book “The Suffragist” was published. It states gold is “the torch which guides our unswerving and pure purpose.”

Purple is the color meaning steadfastness and loyalty. White is the color symbolizing purity.

Local and state groups along with National organizations are holding events in 2020 honoring the Women’s Suffrage Centennial, and the 100 years since the law was passed permitting women to vote.

Beth Moore (GA House District 95) said that she wears a yellow rose on her lapel because of suffragettes wearing it to show they supported the voting right of women. She will continue to be a firm believer in gender equality.

Written by Barbara Sobel

Sources:

News5Cleveland: Why some members of Congress are wearing yellow roses today
ABC 7: Why some members of Congress are wearing yellow roses today

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