The Washington State Secretary of State is one of many organizations to celebrate the 100th anniversary of American women gaining the right to vote. They have done so through their Legacy Washington project, with an exhibit, online profiles, lesson plans, and a student contest.
Washington has been Ahead of the Curve since it first granted women the right to vote in 1883. In 1910 our state became the fifth to include women's suffrage in its constitution — a decade ahead of the nation. And Washington women keep blazing trails in fields from science to bridge building. Ahead of the Curve highlights the pioneering spirit of some larger-than-life women and little-known stories with big impacts on Washington, the nation, and beyond.
One of the amazing women that fits right into that tradition is Karen Fraser. She is honored to have an extensive biography included in the Ahead of the Curve website, written by John C. Hughes, Legacy Washington, Office of the Secretary of State. Just click here to see that profile of Karen.
Here is a picture of Karen as she accepted a LWVTC Lifetime achievement Award in 2016. You can read about that occasion by clicking here.