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100 Years of Women Voting | San Antonio Celebrations

100 Years & We’re Just Getting Started

Texas women always lead. From saving the Alamo and establishing San Antonio’s airport, to convincing state government to adopt the 19th Amendment and, more recently, to enact an anti-bullying bill, Texas women are at the forefront of positive change. In 2020, amid all that is happening, we must take a moment to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, of how far society has come as well as look toward the future 

The road wasn’t easy, and the fight didn’t stop with the 19th Amendment as Black and People of Color Americans didn’t get their full voting rights until 1965And the fight must continue as disenfranchisement challenges arise and the voting participation rates are at historic lows. We come together as San Antonians to celebrate the achievements and move toward a common cause of voting rights and advocacy.  

View the League of Women Voters for Texas’ Timeline of Voting & Elections

Courtesy of the US National Archives on GIPHY. 

 

 

 

Events

Let’s come together to celebrate the 19th Amendment and 100 Years of Voting Like a Girl! 

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Vote in the November 3rd Election | November 3, 2020

Get registered to vote in Bexar County before October 3, 2020 and don’t forget to make your voice heard on November 3, 2020.

Don’t forget to share your 100 Years of Women Voting SA celebrations on social media using #100YearsofWomenVoting, #SASuffragists and #VotingWomenMakeADifference! For more information on these events and others, please follow the official Facebook page.

Download the printable event schedule: English | Spanish

Get Involved

Passing the 19th was just the beginning – we need all our sisters and allies to join the endeavor. Whether it’s time, effort or financial, there are different options for all capabilities.

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Social Media:

White Ribbon Project

Tie a white ribbon on a tree, mailbox or your porch to honor the sisters of the women’s suffrage movement.

Random Act of Kindness (RAK)

Help us reach 100 Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) to honor the 100th Anniversary.

  • Post a photo of your RAK or simply share this graphic to encourage others to participate.
  • Use #100RAKs and one of our hashtags in your post: #100YearsOfWomenVoting #VotingWomenMakeADifference #SASuffrageSisters
  • Anonymous RAK – if you wish to remain anonymous, in your note/message to the organization or person use #100RAKs and one of our hashtags: #100YearsOfWomenVoting #VotingWomenMakeADifference #SASuffrageSisters
  • RAK in-person and virtual ideas
  • RAK Quotes to get you inspired

In honor of the 100th anniversary, we encourage you to make a donation to the most vulnerable in our community through the San Antonio Food Bank.

Vote Like A Girl T-Shirt Fundraiser

Purchase your own ‘Vote Like A Girl’ t-shirt. Each shirt is $20 and all profits will benefit Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. The deadline to order is NOON on August 31.. After placing your order, you will receive an invoice for online payment from Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Questions can be sent to shop@girlscouts-swtx.org.

Complete Your Census!

The Census will close on September 30th and is critical for funding our schools, hospitals and roads. As of July 31, less than 60% of San Antonians have responded. Stand up and be counted today!

Register to Vote Today! 

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Future Voters

It’s so important to continue to educate and inspire future generations during this historic centennial. Learn about plans for social media, contests, activities, resources and more are lined up to encourage leadership and civic engagement for our young people.

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Girls Inc. of San Antonio’s Citywide Essay Competition

Girls Inc of San Antonio is partnering with the San Antonio 19th Amendment Centennial Committee to host a citywide essay competition. Learn more about the prizes, prompt and don’t forget to turn your essay in by August 31, 2020.

Share the essay competition with your friends on social media using this graphic.

Download the Youth Guidebook: English | Spanish and share with your friends on social media using this graphic.

Join the TikTok Challenge: We’re challenging you to share why voting is important to you through our #100YearsofVoting challenge on TikTok! Post your video and tag us, @sheknewshecouldsoshedid.
Share the TikTok challenge with your friends and post to social media using your video or this graphic.

Books

Educational Resources

Did you know, Texas women won the right to vote before the federal amendment passed? Indeed, Texas passed women’s voting rights laws ahead of the 19th Amendment and was the first southern state and the nineth in the nation to ratify the Amendment. Learn more through the links below of how this historic Amendment came to be and the ongoing efforts for voting rights.

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Books

Articles

What to Watch

Digital Exhibitions & Archives

More Resources

Media + Press Coverage

Press releases and media coverage.

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San Antonio 19th Amendment Centennial Committee

Meet the team working diligently to bring us together for this community initiative. 

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Melissa Aguillon
Kellie Alcozer
Marina Alderete Gavito
Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan
Denise Barkhurst
Ashley Barth
Cristina Bazaldua
Rachel Bell
Kim Biffle
Michele Autenrieth Brown
Lisa Brunsvold
Laura Cabanilla
Councilwoman Melissa Cabello Havrda
Priscilla Camacho
Luisa Casso
Kelli Cubeta
KJ Feder
Stephanie Finleon Cortez
Rosana Galaviz
Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales
Jenee Margo Gonzales
Marina Gonzales
Dr. Erika Gonzalez
Ivalis Gonzalez Meza
Andrew Gorman
Julia Grizzard
Anne-Marie Grube
Rocío Guenther
Ashley Harris
Belinda Hartwig
Denise Hernandez
Dr. Samantha Hernandez
Hillary Lilly
Michelle Martinez
Casandra Matej
Representative Ina Minjarez
Linde Murphy
Teresa Menéndez Myers
Leticia Peña Martinez
Lisa Pinto
First Lady Erika Prosper Nirenberg
Julie Ring
Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia
Lea Rosenauer
Tim Salas
Councilwoman Ana Sandoval
La-Tieka Sims
Anita Uribe Martin
Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran
Dr. Sandi Wolff
Kristi Villanueva

100 Years of Women Voting SA Partner Organizations

Special thanks to the generous partners who helped make this week a success.

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The Office of Mayor Ron Nirenberg
The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department
San Antonio City Council
Bexar County Commissioners Court
Aguillon and Associates
Alamo City Chapter of Women in Aviation
Bernice Kearney
Centro San Antonio
Cubeta Law Group
Dr. Sandi Wolff
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Girls Inc.
H-E-B
Mexican American Civil Rights Institute (MACRI)
San Antonio River Authority
San Antonio River Walk Association
Senator Judith Zaffirini
Spurs Sports and Entertainment
The IMG Studio
The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women
The University of Texas at San Antonio, Institute of Texan Cultures
Tru Branding
University Health System
Visit San Antonio
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