Century of Action: Oregon Woman Suffrage Centennial kick off March 8, 2011!
What a difference a century makes!
Before November 5, 1912 Oregon women could not fully vote for who represented them at the state, county, or federal level, or have a say in legislation, let alone hold elective office. That day changed everything after a majority of the men of Oregon extended the basic right of citizenship—the right to vote—to the women of the state. With the vote, the women of Oregon have engaged in a century of action.
Join Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown and Century of Action as we begin the countdown to 2012 and the centennial celebration of Oregon woman suffrage and beyond. The evening’s featured speakers, the Honorable Barbara Roberts and the Honorable Norma Paulus, helped shape today’s Oregon with their votes and their actions. The event will highlight the launch of the Century of Action website, the Oregon Blue Book online woman suffrage exhibit, and the and the official reading of the Statewide Heritage Proclamation for the Oregon Woman Suffrage Centennial.
Date: March 8, 2011
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: Room 50, Capitol Building, Salem, Oregon
Light refreshments will be served
Program from 6:00-6:30
Secretary of State Kate Brown
Honorable Barbara Roberts
Janice Dilg and Kimberly Jensen, Century of Action
Kyle Jansson, Oregon Heritage Commission
Century of Action, AAUW, Center for Women, Politics & Policy, League of Women Voters of Oregon, Northwest History Network, and Western Oregon University
Century of Action is organizing the celebration of 100 years of Oregon women’s right to vote and advances the understanding of women’s citizenship in Oregon’s history.
Sponsors: Century of Action, American Association of University Women of Oregon, Center for Women, Politics & Policy, League of Women Voters of Oregon, Northwest History Network, and Western Oregon University