Janet Evanega with Helen Beardsley portrait

League of Women Voters of Elkhart County President Janet Evanega stands by a portrait of the Indiana league’s first president and women’s rights activist Helen Beardsley.

ELKHART — One hundred years have passed since the ratification of the 19th amendment, which placed in the U.S. Constitution women’s right to vote.

An Elkhart woman, Helen Beardsley, had fought for that right for years and exerted her influence to get state legislators to vote for the ratification.

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