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Join the Celebration!

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.

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.

Women’s Suffrage March

Fri., Jun. 1, 2020
During Riverfest Parade, costumed participants will march in celebration of 100 years of women’s right to vote.

Other Events

Click here to download the list of events updated March 7, 2020

All events through the end of May have been cancelled. All future events depend on the availability of the locations and hosting partners. Some canceled events will be rescheduled for later in 2020 or sometime in 2021.

Old Cowtown Parade/Reenactments/Host traveling exhibit: June 13-14

Multi-Cultural Event: July 11 (Mid-America All-Indian Center)

Suffragist Book Club: late June [tentative]

Suffragist Book Club: July 22 [may be rescheduled for late August]

Suffragist Book Club: October 28

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

Our History

The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) grew out of the long struggle to achieve the vote for women.

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted American women the right to vote, was ratified on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest nationally.

On February 14, 1920, the LWVUS was founded officially as non-partisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or parties; however, it supports public policy positions and is known for its carefully researched platforms. A twelve-person Centennial Committee has been formed with Martha Pint, first vice- president LWVK, and Jacqueline Lightcap, state administrator, as co-chairs. Representatives from local Leagues and community volunteers meet regularly to coordinate events.

How to Donate

• Please make checks payable to LWVWM, indicating “Centennial” in the memo line.

• Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the League of Women Voters of LWVWM Education Fund, noting “LWVWM Centennial” in the memo line.

Donations may also be made online.