A steering committee formed to coordinate and promote local celebrations of the upcoming 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote has launched a website and Facebook page, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.
The Kenosha County Suffrage 100 website may be accessed at http://www.kenoshacounty.org/suffrage. It is intended to be a clearinghouse for information about events being held throughout 2020.
“Groups and organizations planning Suffrage 2020 activities next year can now begin to put planned events on a countywide calendar,” Kreuser said. “It’s our hope to fill the calendar with informational, educational and entertaining events surrounding the topic of suffrage and the future of voting.”
Schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses and citizens organizing suffrage-related activities are encouraged to submit event information to a calendar form on the site.
The site also includes links to relevant news articles and other historical information about the suffrage movement. While Aug. 26, 2020, is the anniversary of the enactment of the 19th Amendment, it is Kenosha County’s intention for the celebration to last all year.
People interested in the Suffrage 100 effort are also encouraged to like our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KenoshaCountySuffrage100.
Kreuser earlier this year appointed 14 individuals to the Kenosha County Suffrage 100 Steering Committee.
They are: Cathryn Bothe, Guida Brown, Pam Drummond, Gail Gentz, Diane Giles, Lisa Guerrero, Adelene Greene, Frances Kavenik, Judge Barbara Kluka, Jennifer Meixelsperger, Cameron Swallow, Jennie Tunkieicz, Judge Mary Wagner and Joan Wilk.
“I am honored to serve with this terrific group of women, to build community awareness of the movement that brought us all the right to vote,” Wagner said. “I encourage organizations and individuals to get involved, and to share their activities through our new website and Facebook page.”
The steering committee may be contacted at KenoshaCountySuffrage100@gmail.com.