2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending the right to vote to women. However, equal voting rights were not granted for all women, the ongoing fight to vote continues today.
California is the third worst state when it comes to women’s voter registration. Only 127 women hold seats in the United States Congress, comprising 23.7% of its 535 members.
We can change this. Join our W Challenge community and raise your voice to expand our representation. Check your voter registration status at the California Secretary of State’s website or find your Department of Elections or Secretary of State website through the U.S. Vote Foundation. (The San Francisco Department of Elections site is here)
Details on 2021 W Challenge Coming Soon! Check out our 2020 activities below
Women’s Equality Day Virtual Celebration
To celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2020, then San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu had an in-depth conversation with Mayor London Breed to discuss how their personal experiences as women of color guided their decision making and leadership styles, as well as their commitments to promoting voting rights, racial equity and civic engagement.
If you missed it, check out our video below:
W Challenge Campaign to Highlight 100 Women Leaders
In honor of the 100 anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the 2020 W Challenge led a 10-week social media campaign to spotlight the 100 years of women leaders. Read about them here and continue to celebration their contriubutions. Join our W Challenge network of partner organizations here to receive more details!
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