The Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts, Inc. (WSCC) is dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920 when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, reaching the required three-fourths of the states. The previous year, on June 25, 1919, Massachusetts ratified the amendment, the eighth state to do so. Our commemoration in Massachusetts will span 2019-2020.
The WSCC is planning a variety of commemoration events and activities to take place in Massachusetts through 2020.
Commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.
Increase voter participation by motivating voters to appreciate and exercise the right to vote;
Host June 2019 kick-off for 2020 commemorative events;
Host 2020 event to celebrate the right to vote: Inspired by the Boston suffrage parades of 1914 and 1915, the WSCC looks forward to creating a similar event in 2020;
Shine a light on all we still need to do to achieve full equality for women;
Recognize and celebrate the progress of women’s rights since obtaining suffrage in 1920;
Provide educational opportunities for all ages to learn the inspiring and dramatic history of women’s suffrage;
Engage arts and cultural organizations to use this centennial as a catalyst for creative program planning; and
Showcase the many dynamic and effective existing women’s rights organizations.
Board of Directors
- Fredie Kay, President
- Margaret Murphy, Vice President
- Barbara Ridge, Secretary
- Elizabeth Greenspan, Treasurer
2016-2017 WSCC Student Intern
- Alice Janigro, Tufts University
2017 WSCC Intern
- Anna Robinson
In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Steering Committee facilitates the operations of WSCC. The Steering Committee is comprised of the chairs of the WSCC Committees (see below) and members of the Board of Directors.
- Arts & Culture
- Education & History
- Increasing Voter Participation
- Parade & Events
- Showcasing Women’s Equality Organizations
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