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LWVSC Centennial Committee

Our main mission is to plan our commemoration of the 100th anniversaries of women obtaining the vote in the United States, including:

  • The passing of the 19th Amendment in the U.S. House and Senate in May and June, 1919
  • The founding of the League of Women Voters in February, 1920
  • The certification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920

Missouri Hanna Interpretive Panel

When the Centennial Committee began reading books about women’s suffrage, little did we know that a local suffragist from Edmonds had a major role in the movement.  Rita Ireland discovered that Missouri Hanna was not only instrumental in helping Washington women get the vote in 1910, she was quite a daring pioneer. Why not share her life with the public where Hanna lived—on a bluff near the ferry?

We have received grants from the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Program and the Votes for Women Centennial. An historical interpretive panel will be erected in the late fall of 2019.  Other fun activities will follow throughout the Centennial year.

A short biography of Missouri Hanna's life and accomplishments will be cast on the panel. Here is the longer version of her amazing contributions.

League Ladies and Their Hats

The Work of the Committee

The Centennial Committee meets monthly to share our research and our ideas, and to plan how we can help the LWVSC commemorate the upcoming historic events. We will:

  • Develop a display for the Centennial kickoff event at the League of Women Voters of Washington State Convention in June, 2019, as well as other events.
  • Help the units in charge of our birthday celebrations and annual meetings in 2019 and 2020.
  • Educate our fellow League members and the public on the key issues and milestones of the suffrage movement and the League of Women Voters.

Learn More about Women's Suffrage

Here are some resources to help you learn more about this milestone in American history:

From the past, we learn from those who fought so long for freedom.

 

For the present, we respect and represent the League of Women Voters for their 100 years of service to this cause.

 

For the future, we share our understandings and encourage more voters in the next generation.