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  • Monday, August 26, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 6 rsvps

    Equality Day Event

    Thurston County NOW will host “Women Vote NOW: Honoring Suffragists of Color Who Made a Difference."  By co-sponsoring this event, LWV-TC is joining others to celebrate the 2020 Centennial of the 19th Amendment, the right to vote for women earned on August 26, 1920.

    This event will honor the suffragists of color who worked courageously to support abolition and suffrage. Theirs was an intersection (race and gender) fraught with danger and bravery.

    The following information, which was provided by TC NOW, will give you a bit more background for reasons to attend this "free to the public" event.

    Women in the US Couldn’t Vote – 100 years Ago Did you know that women in the US did not have the right to vote 100 years ago? On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving the right for women to vote. However, having that right did not achieve access and many Women of color had their voting privileges obstructed or simply did not gain them by statute until much later.

    Did you ever wonder where early suffragists got the idea that women should have the same rights as men?  The Iroquois tribes (Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca) in the area gave women equal rights in their society.

    Did you know that a black man rallied about 300 white women, who were attending the first Women’s Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY in July 1848, to fight for their right to vote?  Frederick Douglass, an eloquent speaker, told attendees to that if women were involved in the political sphere, the country could turn out to be a better place, and women and African Americans should both have the same rights to vote like white men did. His speech impacted the audience, and the resolution successfully passed.  

    Several community groups* will honor early suffragists of color who worked courageously to support abolition and suffrage. These women of color faced an intersection (race and gender) that was fraught with danger and demanded their courage and brave action. 

    The evening will feature video vignettes of several suffragists of color as well as excerpts of their writings/speeches. Speakers include Ava Underwood, Talauna Reed, Dr. Karen Johnson, and Cheryl Wapes’a Mayes.  A summary of important lessons learned from the Suffrage struggle itself will be offered.  A Call to Action Packet will be available so educators and youth leaders can access resources to learn more about suffrage.  We hope everyone can leave with ideas on what they themselves can do to secure our mutual goals of equality and democracy.

     

    *Sponsors:  NOW of Thurston County, Zonta Club of South Puget Sound, Thurston County League of Women Voters, and Olympia Universal Unitarian Church.

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Bud Bay Coffee Company

    Coffee With the League Aug 27

  • Friday, August 30, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Percival Landing, Olympia

    Harbor Days Voter Registration 8/30

    Thurston League and the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will join together to register voters, share information about voting, and spread the word about the importance of voting. Look for us as you enjoy seeing lots of displays, boats, tugboat races, and other community booths and vendors. 

  • Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Percival Landing, Olympia

    Harbor Days Voter Registration 8/31

    Thurston League and the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will join together to register voters, share information about voting, and spread the word about the importance of voting. Look for us as you enjoy seeing lots of displays, boats, tugboat races, and other community booths and vendors. 

  • Sunday, September 01, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Percival Landing, Olympia

    Harbor Days Voter Registration 9/1

    Thurston League and the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will join together to register voters, share information about voting, and spread the word about the importance of voting. Look for us as you enjoy seeing lots of displays, boats, tugboat races, and other community booths and vendors. 

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Budd Bay Coffee Co

    Coffee With The League September

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 08:30 AM · 3 rsvps
    Olympia Center - Room 100 in Olympia, WA

    Member Engagement Workshop

    This popular, free workshop, designed and facilitated by Seattle-King County League members Judy Diero and Sarah Phillips, provides a working understanding and practical knowledge regarding the LWV. It covers national principles, positions and history of actions to lead, facilitate and work collegially

    Participants will learn and make connections to the many and varied ways members can be engaged in the League by putting their  values into action. While helpful to new members, it’s an excellent way for all members to link-up and work together.  

    RSVP at http://www.lwvthurston.org/calendar. For questions or more information about the Getting Engaged workshop, contact Carol Gosscgosslink@gmail.com.

    We will meet in Room 100 of the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW Olympia WA, 98501 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am (doors open at 8:30 am).

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Budd Bay Coffee Co

    Coffee With The League September

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    State Reception Room, Legislative Building

    Secretary of State Ahead of the Curve Exhibition

    Ahead of the Curve, is Legacy Washington’s exhibit. It celebrates the legacy of
    Washington women who won the vote in 1910 and reinvigorated the national
    movement. Ratification of the 19th Amendment was finally achieved in 1920.

    The exhibit spotlights 20 trailblazing women—from suffragists to soccer stars.

    The exhibit opening is at 3 p.m. on September 19, 2019, at the State Capitol.  Attend to salute a century of sheroes.   Click here for further information.


    Questions? Contact info@sos.wa.gov or (360) 902-4171.

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Multiple Locations

    National Voter Registration Day


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