Establish a State Centennial commission
The suffrage movement succeeded because women pushed for dialogue and demanded equality at the local, state, and national levels. And while the celebration of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment will certainly be a nationwide event, local communities and states are working to honor and remember their own roles in the suffrage story. Some states, like New York, have official, state-wide commissions established through dedicated legislation. Others states, like Arkansas, have volunteer commissions established by interested groups and organizations committed to preserving the history of their state's role in the suffrage movement. If you are interested in starting your own state centennial commission and would like to consult with a WVCI representative, complete the form below and we'll be in touch.