Join the Celebration!
Activities will focus on educating voters about the importance of voting, increasing voter participation including voter registration, encouraging people to take an active role in the decision-making public policy process where their voices and votes count.
A Centennial Luncheon
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019 | 1 pm | Hughes Metroplex, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Presented by the League of Women Voters Wichita-Metro and LWV Kansas, this luncheon celebrates the country’s first state League with a luncheon featuring a panel of high-profile speakers, entertainment and more. Each table seats 8 people, if you would like to reserve a table you may do so by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 316-573-5583. Thanks to the excellent support for this event tickets have sold out. Please contact LWV Wichita to be placed on the waiting list should tickets become available, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316-573-5583.
Speakers include Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker and League of Women Voters of the U.S. President Chris Carson, with entertainment provided by ARISE Ensemble. This event is the beginning of a year long celebration of the Centennial of the 19th Amendment
Exhibit at the Kansas State Fair
Sep. 11-20, 2020 | Hutchinson, Kansas
Components of the traveling exhibit will be displayed at the state fair while volunteers staff voter registration tables and provide educational voting information in the booth. Volunteers who staff the booth pay their own expenses for lodging and meals.
Statewide “March to the Polls”
The initial event will be held on August 22–23, 2020, the weekend before Women’s Equality Day, the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Activities are planned for Topeka, Overland Park, Kansas City, Wichita, Lawrence, Salina, Hays, Garden City, Liberal, Hutchinson, Leavenworth, Dodge City, Emporia, Pittsburg. Other cities or counties may be added. Marchers will walk from election offices or courthouses into the target neighborhoods—low income, high minority, gatherings of millennials, etc., and hold voter registration rallies and register voters. They will continue to work in these neighborhoods until the November election.
Locally Planned Events
This list will grow as coalition member organizations plan more events.
Mon., Jun 17, 2019 | 6-8 p.m.
LWV Topeka-Shawnee County: Will host traveling HerFlag presentation at Topeka-Shawnee County Library. Learn more at herflag.com.
Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
LWV Emporia: As home of Veterans Day, the Emporia League will don suffrage white and march in the Veterans Day Parade.
Fort Hays State, Hays: Professor Hollie Marquess is spearheading events. They will host 150 area 5th graders and share women’s suffrage history and civic engagement tools.
Tue., Sep 24, 2019
University of Kansas, Lawrence. Dr. Teri Finneman, professor of journalism and suffrage historian, will provide an overview of suffrage history with a panel of historians at the Dole Institute, with LWVK as a cosponsor.
Great Bend Public Library will sponsor a presentation by Diane Eickhoff, author of books about Kansas Suffragist Clarina Nichols.
Sat., Feb. 29, 2020
LWV Johnson County will host Rosie Rios, former US Treasurer, with birthday cake reception, on the 100th Anniversary of LWV and 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony, at Yardley Hall.
Fri., Jun. 1, 2020
LWV Wichita: Women’s Suffrage March: During Riverfest Parade, costumed participants will march in celebration of 100 years of women’s right to vote.
How to Donate
Please make checks payable to “League of Women Voters of Kansas.” This is the simplest, most direct way to benefit all aspects of the Centennial Celebration. For tax deductible contributions, make checks payable to “League of Women Voters of Kansas Education Fund.” LWVEF will hold money until requested by LWVK.
Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger
Governor Laura Kelly