Welcome to California 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project

Our Mission

Our Misson

The CA 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project supports the 2020 Suffrage Centennial education projects and Centennial celebrations throughout the state of California in 2020. California has a profound connection to the national suffrage campaign and this project is committed to collaborating with every county in the state to build a more inclusive suffrage narrative and celebrate the accomplishments of all women past and present.

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Our Team

2020 California Suffrage Project Leadership Team

Leasa Graves
Assistant Director of the National Women’s History Alliance

Paige Melinauskas
NWHA student intern

Wendy Rouse
regional coordinator & California suffragist google map manager

Serene Williams
regional coordinator & webmaster

Our History

Our History

When male voters went to the polls in California in 1911, one of the questions on the ballot was: Should women be allowed to vote? The issue of woman suffrage was being raised across the country and 5 states, all in the west, had approved the radical and controversial idea. Women had been working for decades to win the franchise.

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