• Achieving Voting Rights and Taking Action: Oregon Women 1912-1924

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    Name: Achieving Voting Rights and Taking Action: Oregon Women 1912-1924
    Date: March 19, 2018
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
    Event Description:
    Achieving Voting Rights and Taking Action: Oregon Women 1912-1924 The year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment placing women's voting rights in the U.S. Constitution. Most Oregon women achieved the vote with the successful statewide ballot measure in 1912 after a 42-year struggle to achieve it. This presentation will highlight the history of Oregon's votes for women movement with particular emphasis on how women achieved the 1912 victory through grassroots organizing across diverse communities, how women used the vote, including voter-registration drives among women in Portland's Black communities, women pursuing and achieving elected offices, and Oregon's role in the final stages of the campaign for the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. It will also examine the barriers to voting rights many women faced, including first-generation Asian Americans, women in tribal communities until the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act, and women who married men who were not U.S. citizens. Their stories are part of the continuing quest for full equality and social justice by women in our state.
    Location:
    Independence Civic Center (riverside entrance)
    Date/Time Information:
    March 19th/7 PM
    Contact Information:
    Shannon Cockayne
    Fees/Admission:
    Free and open to the public
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