Monthly Archives: July 2019
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”
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.
Presentation of the Governor’s Proclamation Recognizing Missouri’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Monday, July 8, 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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