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Posted on: August 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of a Woman’s Right to Vote

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of a Woman’s Right to Vote!

"The idea of equal rights was in the air." ~ Lucy Stone

Tuesday, August 18 (Rain date August 20) 5:00 - 6:00 pm Carlisle Town Center Celebration  6:00 - 6:30 pm Town Common for drone photo

100 years ago, on August 18, 1920, the Tennessee state house ratified the 19th Amendment,  granting women of this country the right to vote. By a single vote, this action doubled the number of persons permitted to participate in our democracy. Every single vote cast to reach that victory was cast by a man. 

On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020, 5:00-6:00 pm, women and men, girls and boys of Carlisle, are invited to line the roads coming into the town rotary, to show our gratitude for the sacrifices and determination of the women who refused to give up their fight for enfranchisement. At 6:00 pm we will march to the Town Green and stand (socially distanced) for a photo, so that future generations will know that the Carlisle community values the power of voting. Too many who have the right to vote are still denied. We commit to this effort until the freedom to vote is accessible to all!

Please...

  • wear a face covering
  • keep a healthy distance apart 
  • stay on pathways along the route  
  • bring water to keep hydrated
  • signs encouraged
  • period dress encouraged 
  • view this event by car for those who are not able or comfortable standing with others

Sponsored by Suffrage100 Carlisle, Suffrage100MA, Carlisle Historical Society, and  Concord Carlisle League of Women Voters. 

Carlisle@lwvcc.org

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