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Suffrage Centennial Joint Taskforce

Celebrate 100 years of Women Change Makers

Centennial Celebration logo image and link to the official siteAugust 26, 2020 marks 100 years since the United States Constitution ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, establishing the right to vote for most American women.  If you are interested in celebrating in your area, the Washington State Historical Society is awarding grants to help make that happen. The next grant deadline is April 30th!
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Want to celebrate Women's Suffrage in your area?

Submit a grant proposal to the Historical Society. You could be awarded $5,000.  The next grant deadline is April 30th!  See if you qualify

The Suffrage Centennial Joint Taskforce

The Women’s Commission and the Historical Society’s Women’s Consortium has formed a joint task force to prepare for the statewide Suffrage Centennial Celebration in 2020. The taskforce will:

  1. Provide leadership and immediately begin preparations for statewide Suffrage Centennial Celebration,
  2. Create and distribute a portfolio of public humanities programs, and encourage others to do so, to engage Washingtonians and visitors with important aspects of the women’s right to vote movement.
  3. Encourage private organizations, schools, institutions of higher education, public agencies, and Tribal and local governments to organize and participate in activities commemorating the Centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  4. Coordinate with the national collaborative for women’s history sites by contributing a Washington Component to the development of a nationwide votes for women trail.
  5. Administer a grant program assist with commemoration activities.