Suffrage Centennial Contacts

Principal State Centennial Group Websites: This is a work in progress assembled by Bob Cooney. If you have any additions or corrections, get in touch.

Alabama, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Committee

Alaska, no state group found

Arizona, Celebrates the 19th Amendment

Arkansas, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee

California, 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project

Colorado, Women’s Vote Centennial // Colorado 2020, History Colorado,

Connecticut, Commission to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Delaware, Women’s Vote, Delaware Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission

Florida, Women’s Suffrage Centennial

Georgia, no state group found

Hawaii, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration

Idaho,  Women 100

Illinois, Suffrage 2020 Illinois, Evanston History Center

Indiana, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission

Iowa, 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration

Kansas, 19th Amendment Centennial

Kentucky, Woman Suffrage Project

Louisiana – no state group found

Maine, Suffrage Centennial

Maryland, 19th Amendment Centennial Commission, Maryland Commission for Women

Massachusetts, Suffrage100MA

Michigan, Votes for Women 100, LWV of Washtenaw County

Minnesota, LWV of Minnesota

Mississippi, League of Women Voters of Mississippi

Missouri, League of Women Voters of Missouri

Montana, Women’s History

Nebraska, LWV of Greater Omaha

Nevada, Women’s Suffrage Celebration Committee

New Hampshire, Women Vote 100

New Jersey Women Vote 2020, Discover NJ History

New Mexico – League of Women Voters of New Mexico

 New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission

North Carolina – She Changed the World


North Dakota Woman Suffrage Centennial Committee

Ohio Suffrage Centennial

Oklahoma Historical Society

Oregon Women’s History Consortium

Pennsylvania Women’s Suffrage 100

Rhode Island – XIX: Shall Not Be Denied

South Carolina – LWV of South Carolina

South Dakota – Her Voice, Her Vote

Tennessee Woman 100

Texas Women`s Foundation 19th Amendment Centennial Project

Utah – Better Days 2020

Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Washington – Celebrating 100 Years of Women Change Makers, Washington State Historical Society

West Virginia Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment

Wisconsin 19th Amendment Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee, LWV of Wisconsin,

Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Celebration, 2019-2020

Washington D.C. – LWV in DC

This entry was posted on May 29, 2020, in Blog.

Women’s Empowerment Draft 2020

Alfred University’s Art Force 5 ‘s Women’s Empowerment Draft, was highlighted on the NFL Network during May. It highlighted the lives of 32 women who have contributed to the women’s rights movement in the United States. The event marks this year’s 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. A portrait of each woman will adorn an NFL-style jersey, and the jerseys will be worn by 32 college students from across the nation.

Alfred University alumnus and NFL creative director Trent Cooper (Class of 1992) produced the segments for the NFL Network, which will post coverage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well. Art Force 5 will edit a 30-minute WED video, which will be released on the Art Force 5 website at


Here at continue with the news of the women’s suffrage centennial. This is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution and women’s voting rights.

Here’s a web site that’s promoting the 2020 suffrage centennial:

Visit We have been publishing since 2013.

Suffrage Wagon News Channel is our sister site bringing you news of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in 1913.


This entry was posted on May 22, 2020, in Blog.

During the virus isolation, take time for humor from Suffrage Centennials!~

We’re busy planning a special season of videos that are related to the times. One example is the series that my friend Jonathan Geffner has been running in 2020. It’s not about the 100 years US women have been voting. However, Suffrage Wagon News Channel has a long history with Jonathan. He has helped with special coverage of Edna and Wilmer Kearns, my grandparents, in the past.


This is an example of what he’s doing now. “The Toilet Paper Caper” has a current angle, and we’re planning to feature Jonathan’s Series #1 of detectives Trillo & Suede. This video is a teaser. Will return when we have more information.


Part of the 2020 suffrage celebration is the story of how the Pomeroy Fioundation of upstate New York has been busy working with communities and non profits to erect historic street and property markers across the nation. Thank you, Pomeroy.

Jonathan Geffner says Wilmer Kearns has a challenge on his hands! on Vimeo.

We love to feature friends of Suffrage Wagon News Channel. Jonathan Geffner did this promo for Wilmer Kearns and Suffrage Wagon News Channel one holiday season. He’s looking forward to the upcoming book by Marguerite Kearns when she reveals the background of the tale of Edna and Wilmer Kearns and the early women’s rights movement. Stay tuned!

WHO WE ARE AT SUFFRAGECENTENNIALS.COM has been publishing since 2013. Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been on the case since 2009.

This entry was posted on May 15, 2020, in Blog.

Make Women’s History at Home— spreads the word!

The National Women’s History Museum has launched Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project, an initiative designed to ensure that women’s and girls’ unique voices and experiences are not left out of the telling of the COVID-19 story.


This project, the first of its kind to focus exclusively on women’s stories, directly aligns with the Museum’s mission to record women’s history and amplify women’s impact. With this initiative, women and girls of all ages can participate through the simple act of recording their daily thoughts and experiences during this time in order to document the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on women’s lives.


The Museum invites women and gender non-binary individuals of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, and socio-economic circumstances to be a part of living history by keeping a journal in 30, 60, 90, 120-day, or any longer or shorter increments, and contributing their journalistic efforts to the National Women’s History Museum. Journals can be written, orally recorded, video recorded, a series of photographs, or original artworks; the primary goal of this project is to capture the female voice and how the pandemic has impacted daily lives and perspectives.


The Museum particularly encourages essential and healthcare workers, and others on the frontlines, to participate, as frontline experiences are exceptionally important to understanding the full scope of this pandemic. The journals will be used as a living archive of women’s lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as for online and physical exhibits, articles, publications, and scholarly research. This archive will also hold a special place in the future physical site of the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C.
Those interested in participating in Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project should begin by filling out the participation form on the Museum’s website. Please share this information with the women in your life, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page (available here), and don’t miss this fantastic article from Forbes that digs into why this project is so important.



This entry was posted on May 11, 2020, in Blog.

Suffrage Centennials News Wrap-up!

Special program at Suffrage Wagon Cafe scheduled for May 16, 2020.

Women voters: Take your voting rights seriously by walking in your ancestors’ shoes! on Vimeo.


Visit our sister site: Suffrage Wagon News Channel that has been publishing since 2009.



This entry was posted on May 8, 2020, in Blog.

Mother’s Day events to attend—virtually from New York!

Follow the above link to get a ticket. Safiya Bandele is one of the presenters. She has featured human rights and women’s rights activist Ida B. Wells in past performances.

Consult with the Clearwater organization for more information:

FYI: Safiya Bandele and Toshi Seeger were supporters of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in 1913 organizing during the early women’s rights organizing.


This entry was posted on May 4, 2020, in Blog.

Skydivers open events for suffrage centennials!


  • The United States Parachute Association (USPA) reports there are 35,000 active U.S. skydivers, but only 13% are females. Women are underrepresented. There is a need for more women instructors, role models and mentors. The WSN hopes to inspire that growth.
  • Founded by Christy Frikken and JaNette Lefkowitz in 2016, two professional skydivers who developed the network as a community resource for all female skydivers.
  • The WSN provides female skydivers – of all experience levels from beginners to World Champions – with resources, training, networking, and fellowship.
  • Women from all over the world are welcome into the free global network of women who actively look to the WSN -and each other- for training, resources and community support in everything related to skydiving.

The 2020 initiatives:

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution securing women’s right to vote, the WSN tapped top professional female skydivers to develop two initiatives to celebrate the milestone.

  1. Highlight Pro Skydiving Team – Comprised of 11 female skydivers doing demonstration jumps across the country.
  2. Project 19 – 100+ women from across the globe training to secure a skydiving Women’s Vertical World Record.



This entry was posted on May 1, 2020, in Blog.

Suffrage Book Club brings news to your home!

Join discussion of book, “Women Will Vote.”
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The Votes For Women! 19th Amendment Book Club will hold its April 30 meeting via phone conference. Credits: Votes For Women! 19th Amendment Book Club

Rusty Tobin, who is affiliated with Empire State College, has been coordinating the Votes For Women! 19th Amendment Book Club, thatstarted in February. On April 30 the group discusses “Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State” by Karen Pastorello and Susan Goodier. To join the April discussion, call 515-606-5713 before 6 p.m. and use access code 498139 followed by #.


Humanities NY partially funded the program with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Anyone wishing to read the books and join the discussions can borrow copies by calling 585-466-5031 or by emailing

This entry was posted on April 27, 2020, in Blog.

Extend the 2020 Suffrage Centennial? A proposal to consider!

 TO: Friends celebrating the women’s suffrage centennial

FROM: Robert Cooney

We hope all of you are well. In addition to the other worries related to the COVID virus, it’s likely that you are discouraged that your long planned activities to celebrate the suffrage centennial have not or may not come to pass. This is a big disappointment for us all.


However, we are committed to recognizing the women’s suffrage centennial despite the challenges we face. While there is every reason to feel discouraged, we can embrace the behavior of the women we celebrate – and adapt and persevere!


After consulting with many of you around the country, we believe it’s important to encourage the extension of the suffrage centennial through 2021. Many groups, individuals and institutions are already making plans. With this larger timeline in mind, we can continue throughout 2020 as much as possible, and then use 2021 to make up for the dislocation caused by the virus and even create new tributes. We can’t let the virus overwhelm recognition of women’s historic breakthrough. We can reclaim and make the most of the lost time.

We all hope and plan for events and exhibits to reopen relatively soon. But regardless, since the 100th anniversary year lasts until August 26, 2021, we suggest that organizations begin now to consider and plan for a clear and deliberate extension of centennial-related commemorations into 2021. The sooner we let partners, institutions and the media know the better. We realize that some groups will not want to or be able to do this, but we anticipate that many will.


Our two organizations will continue to share useful resources and information about how our community is coping and planning for the future. Please keep us updated on your activity. We appreciate your news, ideas, feedback and cooperation.


In the meantime, there are countless centennial resources to take advantage of online. The NWHA’s “Women Win the Vote” Gazette has hundreds of links plus state and national news. Download it from Also point people to, where they can learn more.

We are very grateful that the Rose Parade Float and so many suffrage centennial events took place during the first few months of 2020. And we know that, after this challenge passes, great opportunities lie ahead.

Onward with each other,

National Women’s History Alliance and the
2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative



We have been publishing since 2013. Visit our sister site: Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

This entry was posted on April 24, 2020, in Blog.

“We are standing on their shoulders,” Song by Joyce Rouse

If you are stumped about how to participate in the 2020 voting rights centennial, consider sending music by way of digital platforms. One piece by musician and composer Joyce Rouse is an example. She has been advocating for a broader public awareness of the early women’s rights movement for years. And she has followed through with music that has played an important role in spreading the word.



Joyce is persistent and dedicated in support of those who came before us. Check out her web platform.


This entry was posted on April 17, 2020, in Blog.