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Illinois

 

From 2019-2020, #SuffrageSisters and #SuffraGents will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote at events and programs across your state!

Let us know about other #WomensVote100 centennial activities happening in your state, and we’ll spread the word! Email your plans to staff@womensvote100.org.

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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

  • May 30, 2019, 5-8pm (CT): Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Annual Event, the WBAI’s annual dinner, during which the Association will be honoring the suffragists who secured the 19th Amendment.

  • June 10, 2019, 10:15am (CT): 19th Amendment Ratification Commemoration, a celebration hosted by U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. Wear white or purple to the celebration!

  • August-September 2019: Pop-up versions of the National Archives exhibit Rightfully Hers will be distributed to 53 venues across the Illinois—including schools, libraries, museums, and community sites—to be displayed for the centennial.

  • July 3-11, 2020: Project 19, an all-women skydiving jump outside of Chicago in celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment. The jump is captained by Amy Chmelecki and Sara Curtis.


state initiatives

  • Senate Resolution 79 declares June 10, 2019, as 19th Amendment Ratification Day in Illinois.

  • Senate Joint Resolution 28 authorizes the State Treasurer to issue official commemorative medallions honoring the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.


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