The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote and the beginning of the Idaho Women 100 Celebration.
To engage women across Idaho in this nationwide celebration, Idaho Women In Leadership in partnership with the Idaho State Historical Society will host the Idaho Women 100 kickoff campaign on March 28th at the Idaho State Capitol, Lincoln Auditorium from 1-1: 45 APM.
First Lady Teresa Little will make opening remarks and invite organizations and community members to participate in Idaho Women 100. Attendees will be among the first to preview a special film screening of Idaho Public TV's Idaho Experience and an Idaho Women 100 documentary trailer, both of which have been created for the anniversary celebration.
"Idaho can be proud that in 1896 it became the fourth state to grant women the right to vote," said Janet Gallimore, Executive Director, Idaho State Historical Society. "The western states early adoption of women's suffrage was significant to the national movement as it supported suffragists from around the country in advocating for the women's right to vote."
Idaho Women 100 will celebrate Idaho's early role in women's suffrage movement and honor and recognize women leaders of our past and present who, through their skill, conviction, empathy, and determination, have had significant, positive impacts on Idahoans, personally and professionally. By engaging in collective and nonpartisan efforts, Idaho Women 100 aims to increase women's civic engagement by encouraging women to exercise their right to vote and to run for elected office. Through awareness, education, and commitment we will advance women's leadership in public service, education, business, and corporate sectors. It is our collective vision that the legacy of Idaho Women 100 will live on through the creation of our legacy projects which include a monument, a documentary film, and a commemorative book.