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Celebrating 100 Years Women's Right to Vote logo

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.

 


Traveling Exhibit

Locations throughout Kansas added regularly!

Date City/County Event Location Times More info
Feb. 23-28 Johnson County Exhibit Showing  

Johnson County Central Resource Library

 

see website

 

Feb. 29 Johnson County Centennial Celebration w/speaker Rosie Rios Johnson County Community College 2 p.m. purchase tickets online
March 2-5 Topeka Exhibit Showing Topeka Collegiate School varies; check with school
March  7-15 Topeka Exhibit Showing

Panel Discussion on March 8 at 2 p.m.

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library check event on library website for details
March 15-21 Topeka Exhibit Showing Washburn University Student Union, 3/16-18; Henderson Hall, 3/18; and Mabee Library, 3/18-21
March 22-28 Colby Exhibit Showing Colby Community College tba
March 29-April 4 Goodland Exhibit Showing tba

 

April 5-May 2 Hays Exhibit Showing

Presentation April 10

Fort Hays State University, Forsyth Library

 

see library website for hours

 

May 3-9 Phillipsburg Exhibit Showing Phillipsburg Public Library

 

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May 10-17 Lincoln County Exhibit Showing Lincoln County Historical Museum

 

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For more info on the stories told in our traveling exhibit, click on the links below. The links correspond to the QR codes on the exhibit panels.

  1. Moneka Women’s Rights Association
  2. Mamie Dillard
  3. Clarina Nichols
  4. Haudenosaunee Women
  5. Lilla Day Monroe
  6. Harry T. Burn
  7. Racism and the Suffrage Movement
  8. Carrie Langston Hughes
  9. Alice Paul
  10. Kansas Voting Stats
  11. Susanna Salter
  12. Do you know these women?

 

 


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.

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. More information here.

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.


Honorary Co-Chairs

Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger
Jill Docking
Governor Laura Kelly