Celebrating 100-Years of the 19th Amendment
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
AAUW-Missouri encourages everyone to engage in activities to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment becoming law.
On this website you’ll find a treasure of resources to inspire you to action –
- links to educational and event planning ideas
- links to other organizations who are holding events
- a calendar of Centennial Events occurring all around Missouri (scroll down).
Ready to go? Start here: Best All-Around Guides
Also it’s worthwhile to explore the history of the suffragette movement, particularly the hard issues regarding race & ethnicity.
“…it is important to see the 19th Amendment not as a triumphant culmination, but one landmark in a struggle for equal rights for all citizens that isn’t over yet”.
Dr. Robyn Muncy, University of Maryland
Plant A Yard Sign For Women!
August 26, 2020, is the 100th Anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment. After 60 years of organizing, meeting, protesting, lobbying, and marching, women in every state were officially granted the legal right to vote. Of course, it took almost four more decades for women of color to be able to fully exercise that right. 100th Anniversary programs, proclamations, websites, and celebrations were planned across the nation, but many public events had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.
Kirkwood–Webster Groves AAUW wants to shout it to our neighbors, and we invite your organization to join us! Our project, Plant a Yard Sign for Women, thanks the suffragists and is a subtle reminder that women have not always had a voice in local, state, and national government.
The Kirkwood-Webster branch has designed a celebratory sign in the colors of the U.S. suffragist movement and are printing 500 signs that we hope members of women’s organizations will also want to purchase and display in their yard, window, community centers, or meetings. This is NOT a political project, and this is NOT a partisan effort. The sign is generic and has no display expiration date. Our branch is purchasing signs for our members; your organization may choose to do the same or purchase signs and resell them. We will coordinate the orders and distribution of the signs as well as publicity for the sign blitz. Contact us for more information or download and send in the order form.
Let’s celebrate our right to vote and show the St. Louis area how important this is to St. Louis women! Wouldn’t it be fabulous to see signs all over the area celebrating women and the vote!