Women’s Equality Day 2019 will kick-off Colorado’s year-long commemoration of the national centennial of woman suffrage in 2020. When the women’s right to vote was achieved, it granted one of the largest extensions of democratic voting rights in our nation’s history. As we prepare for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we have the opportunity to understand what brought this vote to pass – the coalitions, the economic anxieties, and the societal situations that came together to achieve this momentous result – and the work that still needs to be done. To commemorate the 99th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment community members are invited for a Women’s Equality Day procession from the Center for Colorado Women’s History to the Colorado Capitol on August 26th, 2019.
Join us in Denver for breakfast and a procession to the Capitol steps on August 26th, 2019 where Governor Jared Polis will help us launch our statewide effort to commemorate the 19th Amendment and highlight Colorado's suffrage contributions in our national history. A light breakfast will be served at the Center for Colorado Women's History at 8:30 AM and at 9:30 AM we will begin our procession to the Capitol steps. Our presenters will speak from the West Steps of the Capitol by 10:00 AM.