Monthly Archives: July 2019

Suffragists on Parade

Celebrating our Centennial!
Suffragists on Parade!
At the Missouri State Fair
State Fair Blvd. and 16th Street.
Thursday, August 8, 2019

The parade kicks off at 6 p.m.

*We will gather at a member’s house, 1812 S. Grand, in Sedalia, to change into costumes, gather water bottles and fellowship until 5:45.
Members and friends who want to join us are asked to wear white if possible. Bring your sash if you have one, or we will find one for you to borrow.
If you have a vintage looking outfit that is even better, but not at all required.

We want a mass of ladies/girls to carry our banner and signs. Wear comfortable shoes as we will walk about a mile and it will be warm/hot.
But it will be so much fun!!!

If you would like to participate and want more information or to carpool to Sedalia, and/or you
would like to purchase a “Votes for Women” sash for $8 please send an email to:


Proclamation honoring the Centennial of Missouri’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment
Giving Women the Right to Vote
Presented by Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, July 8, 2019

Local LWV Members attending (l to r): Mahree Skala, Brianna Lennon, Meredith Donaldson, Ellen Atkins, Marilyn McLeod, Ruth Milledge, Pam Springsteel, Joni O’Connor, Elaine Blodgett, and Carol Schreiber

“One Woman, One Vote”

 “One Woman, One Vote”
A documentary film about the history of the struggle to win the vote for women in America

 Sunday, July 14, 2019
2:00 p.m. (refreshments, 1:30)

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

This event, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

About the film:
The U.S. Congress passed the 19th Amendment in June 1919 and Missouri was the eleventh state to ratify it in July 1919. But it took more than 70 years to get to that momentous occasion. This film is a sweeping look at the women’s suffrage movement, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s famous Seneca Falls call to arms to the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Narrated by Susan Sarandon, the documentary features historical photos and video clips of the suffrage movement, as well as a number of historians who provide needed context. The film also delves into the deep divisions within the suffrage movement, like the one over the question of whether to support voting rights for black men. In addition, the film looks at regional differences within the movement and differences over whether to use militant tactics.

Governor’s Proclamation

 Presentation of the Governor’s Proclamation Recognizing Missouri’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Monday, July 8, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Capitol Rotunda, Jefferson City

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft will present the proclamation in honor of the historic ratification of the 19th Amendment in July 1919.

Lunch as a group: 12:00 noon at Madison’s Café, 216 Madison St., Jefferson City.
Buy your own lunch from the menu, with 18% gratuity because of the group seating.
Please RSVP to if you will attend lunch so Madison’s will be ready for us.

When you RSVP, please let us know:

1. If you plan to attend the ceremony at the Capitol
2. If you plan to have lunch at 12:00 at Madison’s Cafe
3. If you need a ride or would be willing to drive.


While in the rotunda there will be a photo op of members with the plaque installed in 1931 by the Missouri League of Women Voters. It lists members by name with this inscription:

This tablet is a tribute
To those women in Missouri whose courageous work
Opened the opportunities of complete citizenship
To all women in the state