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Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebrations

Women's Suffrage

Get ready to celebrate four important 100 year anniversaries (1/20/2017)

  • VOTES FOR WOMEN
LWVNYS Votes for Women Poster

• Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial
November 4, 5:00-8:00 pm Opening Reception
NYS Museum – buy tickets here or call state office at 518-465-4162.
Benefactor level support available here

• Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial Special Exhibit
Nov. 4, 2017 – May 2018
Special Exhibit at NYS Museum celebrating women’s suffrage history.

  • NYS women secured the right to vote on November 6, 1917
  • LWVNYS was founded on November 19, 1919
  • LWVUS was founded on February 14, 1920
  • The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution (giving American women the right to vote) was officially certified on August 26, 1920

Women's Suffrage Resource Kit

NY WOMENS’S SUFFRAGE COMMISSION WEBSITE (3/2/2017)
14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission established by law to honor the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in NYS in 2017, and nationwide in 2020.

Suffrage and Women’s History Resources List(1/20/2017)
Books, films, speakers, blogs, historic sites, etc. with contact and website information for local Leagues to use in programs.

Calendar of Programs and Events on Women’s Suffrage History by State and Local Leagues (1/20/2017)

100th Anniversary Blog with regular postings (1/20/2017)