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WISCONSIN

 

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

  • April-November, 2019: The Woman’s Hour Has Struck, Wisconsin: The First State to Ratify the 19th Amendment, an exhibit in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol, developed by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

  • May 15, 2019, 5-8pm (CT): Wisconsin Women in Government’s Annual Gala, ticketed event celebrating Wisconsin’s 100th anniversary of ratifying the 19th Amendment. In partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

  • May 19-June 30, 2019: Voting for a Change—The Impact of the 19th Amendment on our Community, an exhibit by the Neenah Historical Society.

  • June 10, 2019, 12-10pm (CT): Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration, a public event in the Wisconsin State Capitol, hosted by the Wisconsin Historical Society. From 12-1pm, wear your suffrage whites and hear from First Lady Kathy Evers, the Honorable Rebecca Kleefisch, and the Honorable Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. From 1-3pm, join the Women Members of the 104th Legislative Session for a public reception. From 12-10pm, view artifacts from the suffrage movement on display in the Capitol Rotunda during extended hours.

  • June 10, 2019, 5-8pm (CT): Parade of Progress, public event in the Town Square of Janesville, WI. Hosted by the Janesville League of Women Voters.

  • June 23, 12-2pm (CT): 100th Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment, a celebration at Capitol Square. Wear white in honor of the suffragists, make your own suffrage sash, visit the Wisconsin Historical Society’s suffrage exhibit, and more!

  • August-September 2019: Pop-up versions of the National Archives exhibit Rightfully Hers will be distributed to 11 venues across the Wisconsin including schools, libraries, museums, and community sites—to be displayed for the centennial.


state initiatives

  • Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order #19 to create the “Committee to Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment.”


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