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Colorado legislature honors Pueblo Suffrage leader

Posted at 7:17 PM, Jul 20, 2020

DENVER — Monday, the Colorado legislature honored a Pueblo suffrage leader who helped change women's voting rights in our state.

Carrie Clyde Holly was one of the first women elected to the Colorado state legislature and was the first female lawmaker in the U.S. to draft and pass a bill.

In 1893, Colorado became the first state to give women the right to vote by popular referendum.

"I am especially proud that Pueblo Colorado has been at the vanguard of women's suffrage. You know well over 120 years, I think its important that we remember, that we recognize that history as we move forward," Representative Bri Buentello said.