Celebrate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment
About 400 people braved the showers to honor Wisconsin’s role as the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. Thanks to our many partners, including the Badgerland Girl Scouts, The Raging Grannies, The Forward Wisconsin Women’s Art Fund, emcee Joy Cardin, Assembly Reps. Joan Ballweg and Melissa Sargent, actors Doug Reed and Bridget Kelly, and Carrie Chapman Catt impersonator Rose Stephenson. Many thanks as well to the many volunteers and organizers who made it all come together—especially Ellen Penwell from LWV Wisconsin!
See the photo gallery on our home page for some photos of the day.
When: June 10, noon
Where: Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda
Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote! Be a part of this 100 year celebration and see an unveiling of the original 19th Amendment, hear from Wisconsin women in leadership, and more! Artifacts will be available to view in the rotunda from Noon until 10pm on June 10.
Learn more, and explore the Wisconsin Historical Society collections related to the 19th Amendment here
The "Her Flag" Project comes to Madison
When: June 10, 6 p.m.
Where: Madison Arts-Literature Library, 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison
It took 36 states to ratify the 19th amendment into law. In June of 2019, Marilyn Artus, will begin a 14 month road trip over 17 separate trips, traveling in order of ratification to all 36 states that ratified the amendment, to collaborate with a women artist in each state. Jenie Gao is the artist representing Wisconsin. Together they will create a flag with 36 stripes, one for each of the ratifying states.
Member Marjorie Schuett had a voter registration and education table at the event. She is quoted in this article in the Cap Times.