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Centennial Celebration of States Ratification of the 19th Amendment

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission asked us to share this information with our members.

On August 2, 2019, Nebraska will celebrate the centennial of your state's ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women's right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. I am the States Events Director for the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission, which was formed by Congress to plan national events and support state efforts to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which officially became law on August 26, 1920, after the necessary 36 states ratified.

Along with official state celebrations, we hope that counties, cities, and towns across your state will be celebrating on August 2, 2019 and throughout the year leading up to August 26, 2020. The Commission has developed a Centennial Planning Toolkit that provides background on the 19th Amendment and recommendations for events and activities to help with statewide and local centennial planning. You can find the Toolkit on our website here: https://www.womensvote100.org/toolkits. We also have templates that municipalities can use to draft executive orders and resolutions commemorating the centennial: https://www.womensvote100.org/resolutionsandorders 

I'm hoping you might be able to share information about the centennial and to distribute the WSCC Toolkit to the municipalities throughout Nebraska to help ensure that Nebraskans across the state have the chance to celebrate and learn about this history.

Kind regards,

Kelsey Millay

States Events Director | Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission

o: 202-707-0106 | c: 610-291-2151

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