Metro Council passes 'Ring the Bells' resolution to celebrate 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment

Posted at 8:56 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 23:49:05-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Metro Nashville City Council celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, by ringing the bells.

Council members passed a resolution encouraging the "Ringing of the Bells" on August 18, 2020, to commemorate the anniversary in conjunction with the opening of "Votes for Women" at the Nashville Public Library.

Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the amendment. To celebrate, cities across the country rang bells in celebration, but Nashville did not.

The "Ring the Bell" campaign sets out to change that. As part of next month’s opening of the new Votes for Women room at the library, NewsChannel 5 has asked folks to ring a bell, any kind of bell, for a cause they care about.

It can be anything, ending domestic violence, equal pay, improving access to quality education - anything they think is important.

If you want to take part in the library’s “Ring the Bell” campaign – it’s easy. Shoot a video, telling us who you are and what you’re ringing a bell for. Be sure to tag NewsChannel 5 and the Nashville Public Library and use the hashtag “I ring the bell."


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