The 2020 Calendar includes LWVMO events as well as local LWV Centennial Celebration events around the state. The location is provided and contact information, if available.
Aug. 26: Women’s Equality Day. The Missouri Botanical Garden designated a yellow rose as the “Suffrage Rose”; the St. Louis Wheel was lit in purple, gold and white; and several churches rang their bells at noon to mark the day in 1920 that Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the 19th Amendment.
Sept. 13: Former LWVUS President Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins shared information on the Colored League that was very active in St. Louis in the 1920s. She is the author of The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters.
Oct. 1: How We Empower Voters and Defend Democracy, 6 pm. Click here to join for this virtual session for new members and others who want to learn about Voter Registration, Candidate Forums, the online voters guide at VOTE411.org, GOTV, Issue Advocacy and Election Protection.
Oct. 3: It’s All About the Election – 2020, 1 pm. Speakers for LWVMO’s Fall Conference include Denise Lieberman from the Missouri Election Protection Coalition and Sean Soendker Nicholson with the No on 3 Campaign. There will be panel of three local election officials. Click here for the Zoom webinar link.
Through August 2020: “She Got the Vote!”
Boone County History & Culture Center, 3801 Ponderosa Street. This exhibit about the suffragists includes a historical look at LWV of Columbia-Boone County. For details on location and hours, go to: boonehistory.org.
Through March 2022: “Beyond the Ballot: Suffrage in St. Louis”
Missouri History Museum exhibit showcases women who made an impact in St. Louis before gaining the vote in 1920. For more information or free timed tickets, click here.